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Vol. XXIV, No. 1 

February, 1958 





The Vice- Chancellor's Page. . . . 

Dear Alumnus: 

"Planting the Cross" on the cover of this issue is the last of a series of water-color 
sketches by Richard Brough, commissioned by the Associated Alumni to paint four his- 
torical scenes for the Centennial Year. 

The great eclat of the opening ceremonies of "Laying the Cornerstone" in 1860 had 
hardly subsided before the devastating War Between the States erupted in full fury and 
literally laid everything waste. Both armies passed back and forth across Sewanee Moun- 
tain. Every building on the domain was burned, and even the cornerstone was blasted 
to fragments. At the end of that frightful conflict the first two of the founders, Bishops 
Otey and Polk, were dead, one of natural causes, the other by a cannon ball through the 
chest. Bishop Elliott alone of the three original planners survived the war. Every cent 
of the endowment had vanished, and even the fountain to which one might have looked 
for replenishment had dried at the source with the total impoverishment of the South- 
ern States. Only the land remained, and it was not even certain that its ownership could 
be established. 

To the small band of surviving trustees the words of the Psalmist must have seemed 
poignantly pertinent: "In my prosperity I said, I shall never be removed: thou, Lord, of 
thy goodness, hast made my hill so strong." But "Thou didst turn thy face from me, 
and I was troubled. Then cried I unto thee, O Lord; and gat me to my Lord right 
humbly." But as Dr. Alexander Guerry said three quarters of a century afterwards, "The 
object of a deep faith cannot die as long as any live who hold the faith." 

On March 22, 1866, the newly consecrated Bishop of Tennessee, the Rt. Rev. 
Charles Todd Quintard, and Major George R. Fairbanks of the original Board of 
Trustees visited the Domain at Sewanee with the Rev. Thomas A. Morris and the Rev. 
John A. Merrick to make plans for a theological training school sponsored by the Dio- 
cese of Tennessee. Bishop Quintard recorded the scene: "In the evening we erected 
a cross on the site selected for the chapel, gathered the workmen about it and asked the 
blessing of the great Head of the Church on our undertaking. We recited the Apostles' 
Creed and made the grand old woods ring with the Gloria in Excelsis." To Fairbanks 
who had participated in both choruses, the contrast to the sound of a thousand voices 
with which he could remember those same woods ringing six years before must have been 
discouraging, to say the least. The place where the cross was erected is now marked by 
the oratory of St. Luke's Hall. 

Fairbanks and Quintard erected log houses at Sewanee. The theological training 
school was opened early in 1867, and funds were found to build a wooden building, Otey 
Hall, and to begin a small wooden chapel before Bishop Quintard set out for England 
and the Pan-Anglican Council at Lambeth Palace in September, 1867. Quintard came 
back with enough money to enlarge the chapel, build Tremlett Hall, and open classes 
in September, 1868, thus securing the Domain forever. 

Cordially yours, 


£ E W A N E E ^(j: W S 

Chapel Construction 
Pace Quickens 

Construction on All Saints" Chapel 
is exciting to watch these days as the 
plans for enlargement and completion 
oi the building, unfinished for hall a 
century, become more and more ap- 
parent to the sidewalk superintendent. 
No longer does the 1905 cornerstone 
.-it lonely on the grass. The building 
has grown to encompass it, while the 
stone has been turned to fit the angled 
wall of the new chancel. The stone 
walls reach the clerestory level in the 
addition and the raised sanctuary can 
be seen. Around the east wall of the 
chancel is an ambulatory, lightened by 
five large windows and containing an 
unbroken inner wall where memorial 
tablets will be placed to form a marble 

The chapel and Science Hall are 
now connected with a one-story wing. 
to which other stories can be added. 
As one enters from Science Hall, on 
the right or front there will be the 
chaplain's study and office for his sec- 
retary and a room for St. Augustine's 
Altar Guild, which cares for All Saints' 
On the left there is the choir robing 
100m with space for music storage, the 
new St. Augustine's Chapel, and the 
priests' sacristy. 

St. Augustine's Chapel, to be used 
for services with small congregations, 
faces east. It will contain the altar. 
lectern, and other furnishings from the 
University's first chapel, situated just 
south of All Saints' in the present chap- 
el yard. The diocese of Arkansas is 
making the new St. Augustine's a tri- 
bute to their former bishop, the Rt. 
Rev. R. Bland Mitchell, '08, and the 
rose window over the altar there is 
the gift of his friends in Birmingham. 
Alabama, where he was rector of St. 
Mary's Church. 

Shapard Tower is rising on the south 
side of the chapel, with construction 
past the large west window and the 
south door. It is hoped that the tower 
will be ready to receive some of the 
bells of the Polk Carillon this sprin, 
and it is possible that all of the bells 
will be in place by Commencemen;. 
Arthur L. Bigelow, designer of the 
bells and bell-master of Princeton 
University, installed a practice key- 
board for the carillon in the music 
building in January. 

Although prolonged snow and rain 
in January and February have slowed 
down the pace of construction, work 
on the narthex or entrance should be- 
gin soon. The chapel will continue to 
be in use as long as possible withou' 
delaying construction. Then the fur- 
niture will be moved to the Juhan 
Gymnasium and that portion which 
was formerly the basketball floor in 
the Ormond Simkins Field House will 
be set up for Sunday chapel. Week- 
day services of Morning Prayer will 
be held in the Union Theatre. 

Total Cifts Set 
New Record 

Although final tabulations were in- 
complete, it was possible to announce 
with this issue of Sewanee News that 
the total gift income for the University 
ol the South in 1957 again set a new 
record. Nearly $1,750,000 in total gifts 
from all sources came to Sewanee. The 
total given the University in 1950, also 
a record, was $1,732,000. 

Of the 1957 figure some $400,000 came 
from foundations and corporations and 
nearly $700,000 from fewer than five 
anonymous individuals. The most re- 
markable fact of the centennial year 
was the response from the Episcopal 
Church to the University's dual appeal 
— Sewanee-in-the-Budget and the All 
Saints' Chapel fund. In the former 
category (Church Support for operat- 
ing expenses including Theological 
Education Sunday Offerings) the total 
came to over $170,000 — a slight drop 
trom last year. At the same time, 
however, church giving set a new re- 
cord including gifts for the Chapel 
completion project. 

Bishop Frank A. Juhan, director of 
development, reported "great gratifi- 
cation" at the centennial showing. 
"Wi'h such a remarkable year im- 
mediately preceding, we hardly hoped 
to do as well again. The result is a 
clear demonstration of the faith held 
by Sewanee's friends. Perhaps the 
most significant fact is that in 1957 the 
total number of donors rose substan- 
tially. More and more people are be- 
coming increasingly aware that Se- 
wanee is more than a good educational 

Science Symposium 
To Be April 19 

The second Centennial Symposium 
on "Christian Civilization" will be 
Saturday, April 19, on "The Sciences." 

The Speakers: 

Biological Science— E. J. Boell (A.B., 
University of Dubuque; Ph.D., Iowa 
State; D.Sc), professor of zoology at 
Yale University; 

Physical Science — George Gamow 
(Ph.D., University of Leningrad), pro- 
fessor of physics at the University of 
Colorado and author of Atomic Energy 
in Cosmic and Human Lije, One, Two, 
Three . . . Infinity, and The Creation of 
the Universe; and 

Social Science — Grayson L. Kirk 
(B.A., Miami University; M.A., Clark 
University; Ph.D., University of Wis- 
consin), president of Columbia Uni- 
versity and professor of political sci- 
ence, and author of Pliilippine Inde- 
pendence, The Monroe Doctrine, and 
The Study oj International Relations. 

College faculty and students from 
Tennessee schools have been invited 
to the two Centennial Symposia. The 
first, on "The Humanities," was held in 
October. Speakers were Philip Wheel- 
wright on philosophy, Lionel Trilling 
on literature, and Roger Sessions on 
fine arts. Dr. Charles T. Harrison, 
former dean of the College of Arts and 
Sciences, has been in charge of ar- 
rangements for the symposia. 

center. Here we have an opportunity 
to show forth what a superlative edu- 
cational establishment should be." 

All Saints' Chapel: Construction of tlie new chancel at the cast end. 

February) Nineteen Fifty-E 

(§£wanee V\(ews 

Successor to the Sewance Alumni News 

Sewanee Alumni News, issued quarterly by the 
Associated Alumni of The University of the 
South, at Sewanee, Tennessee. Entered as second- 
class matter Feb. 25, 1934, at the postoffice at Se- 
wanee, Tenn., under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

Volume XXIV No. 1 

Member American Alumni Council 

Arthur Ben Chitty, '35 Editor 

Elizabeth N. Chitty Associate 

Associated Alumni Officers 

J. C. Brown Burch, '21 President 

Vice-Preside fits 
Harding Woodall, '17 Foundations 

Dr. Andrew B. Small, '27 

Church Support 

Bishop Girault Jones, '28 . . St. Luke's 

E. Ragland Dobbins, '35 Regions 

Berkeley Grimball, '43 .. Admissions 

James G. Cate, Jr., '47 Classes 

Fred F. Preaus, A'56 S. M. A. 

Dr. Walter M. Hart, '37 __ Rec. Secty. 

DuVal G. Cravens, Jr., '29 . . Treasurer 

Arthur Ben Chitty, '3'5_.Exec. Director 


Bishop Frank A. Juhan, '11 

Centennial Fund 

Old Wine in a 
New Bottle 

The Sewanee Alumni News has a 
new masthead. Its name has been ab- 
breviated to reflect the ever-widening 
interest in the University of the South 
as a regional bastion of academic ex- 
cellence and as the educational center 
of the Episcopal Church in the South. 
The old title was forbidding to some 
of the very persons Sewanee seeks to 
interest, especially the Episcopalian 
owner who did not happen to attend 
as student. 

To this man, reading the "alumni 
news" carried the connotations of tres- 
passing. He was not an alumnus (only 
an owner) and he felt he shouldn't 
infringe on private preserves. As a 
matter of fact the so-called Sewanee 
Alumni News has long been far more 
than a mere alumni publication de- 
signed for exclusive reading by alum- 
ni. It has been and will continue to 
be a magazine devoted to the theme of 
Christian education, with emphasis on 
liberal arts and focus on a particular 
institution, Sewanee. Its coat has 
changed, its heart is in the same place. 
It is still a magazine printed by the 
Associated Alumni for the benefit of 
The University of the South. 

The Vice-Chancellor Speaks on 
Sewanee 's Role in Education 

From an interview with Wallace O. Westjeldt, '47, in the Nashville Tennessean 

The duty of the small, private liberal 
arts college in today's crisis-ridden ed- 
ucational world is to remain small and 
selective, Dr. McCrady said. "The 
pressure to enlarge a university is 
great now and will be greater in years 
to come. And certainly every college 
and university, large or small, has a 
certain amount of responsibility in 
helping to solve this problem. 

"If we stay small," he said, "there 
are some who will say that we are 
being irresponsible, selfishly leaning 
back and letting others take over the 
burden. But on the other side of the 
coin is the problem of retaining the 
effectiveness of the small university as 
compared with that of the large one." 

How do they differ? 

Says McCrady: "National surveys 
I've read in the past year clearly show 
that in such things as producing cre- 
ative scientists, producing students who 
win graduate awards, and producing 
college professors, the small, private, 
liberal arts college is superior on a 
student per capita basis to any other 
type school." 

Why is this so? 

"It is hard to single out one spe- 
cific reason," McCrady said, "but the 
first thing that comes to mind is the 

Those Who Serve 

Membership on the Board of Trus- 
tees of The University of the South is 
becoming an increasingly significant 
honor. More and more the roster of 
approximately one hundred names looks 
like a selection from Who's Who in 
the South. In diocesan conventions the 
elections are more spirited, the nomi- 
nations are being made with speeches 
of endorsement. An even better sign 
is the study being given by pre-con- 
vention committees to the fitness of 
the men being proposed by them. 

Such was the case in the diocese cf 
Atlanta at its recent convention. As 
early as last summer caucuses were 
being held to see who would replace 
James S. Bonner, who by rule of the 
convention, could not succeed himself 
in the office. Among civic-spirited 
Episcopalians considered available for 
the post was Harvey G. Booth, vice- 
president for public relations in South- 
ern Bell Telephone and Telegraph 
Company. Mr. Booth consented to serve 
and was elected. He is an alumnus 
of the University of Georgia and is 
prominent in civic activities in Atlanta. 

Among the dozen new trustees elect- 
ed at recent conventions, Mr. Booth 
is only one but the manner in which 
he was chosen, the obvious serious- 
ness with which he approaches his new 
responsibility, prompts this reflection. 
Sewanee can become a veritable Can- 
terbury in the Episcopal Church as 
well as a Mecca for its own alumni 
when trusteeship in its educational 
center comes to be regarded as a real 
opportunity for service by people like 
Harvey Booth. 

attention to the individual that can be 
given in the small university. Intimacy 
is so important in the teaching process 
that it sometimes even compensates for 
less distinguished professors; though 
the best combination, of course, is that 
of distinguished professors and a small 
student body. People must remember 
that it is the duty of some of us to 
concentrate on quality products at a 
small level." 

"The basic problem facing the small 
universities," said Dr. McCrady, "is 
keeping top grade professors in the 
teaching profession." And the only 
proper way to do this, he said, is "to 
pay them enough to make it worth 
their while." 

"We have upgraded our salaries here 
so that we're not embarrassed to ask 
anyone to come here now, since our 
scale compares favorably with other 
good colleges; but these salaries are 
still unrealistic when you realize what 
income the same men could obtain 
from business and industry." 

Why don't these professors go into 
industry if they can make so much 
money there? 

"Because the best of them are con- 
secrated individuals, men consecrated 
to teaching and research. And it's 
about time we stopped imposing on the 
consecrated man. Everyone is talking 
about the importance of education 
now," he said. "If they think it so im- 
portant, then they ought to be willing 
to pay for it. Of all the professions I 
know, teachers and clergymen are the 
most underpaid. And there's no ex- 
cuse for this in a civilized world." 

At Sewanee instructors with Ph.D. 
degrees joining the faculty next fall 
will receive $4,500 minimum salary. 
Average salary for assistant professors 
is $4,986 and for associate professors 
$6,260. Sewanee salaries at the level of 
the instructor compare favorably with 
other institutions, but at that of the 
full professor Sewanee compares most 
unfavorably with other institutions cf 
similar and higher calibre. The mini- 
mum salary for a full professor at Se- 
wanee is $6,200 while Princeton's is 
$10,000 and Harvard's is $12,000. Some 
full professors at Sewanee receive a 
salary of $10,000, but many more are 
nearer the minimum figure than the 
top one. Average salary for full pro- 
fessors is $7,912. 


Dear Editor: 

Sewanee is represented in three 
churches in the U. S.! In my former 
parish, St. James', Alexandria, Louisi- 
ana, a window depicting the laying of 
the cornerstone and commemorating 
the founding of Sewanee is the final 
window in a series that depicts the 
history of the Church. 

Tracy H. Lamar, Jr., '42 
Rector, St. John's Church 
Knoxville, Tennessee 


The Sewanee News 

On the Mountain 

Charter Day: Marching in the acadetnic procession are Governor Frank G. Clement, 
Vice-Chancellor Edward McCrady, Acting Dean of Administration Arthur B. Du- 
gan. Dean of the College Robert S. Lcutcaster, Dean of Men John M. Webb, and 
Superintendent Craig Alderman of Seicanee Military Academy. 

Charter Centennial Observed January 6 

The hundredth anniversary of the 
granting of the University's charter by 
the State of Tennessee on January 6 
was one of the series of Centennial 
observances. Governor Frank G. Cle- 
ment flew to Sewanee to address a 
chapel service attended by students 
and faculty of the University. 

Governor Clement said that, "Se- 
wanee is one of the great accomplish- 
ments Tennessee can boast of when 
her governor, whoever he may be. 
goes anywhere in the United States or 
in the world." He expressed pride 
"that this state and region afford an 
educational institution that ranks, not 
at the top in numbers, or in athletics, 
but at the top in scholarship ... an 
educational institution whose philoso- 
phy holds that the cultivation of the 
mind is not enough, that there is also 
a soul to be nurtured." 

Immediately after the site at Sewa- 
nee was selected by the board of trus- 
tees at their second meeting in Mont- 
gomery in November, 1857. Francis B. 
Fogg of Nashville began the move- 

ment to secure a state charter. The 
Tennessee Senate gave its approval in 
December but it was not until January 
that the House of Representatives also 
passed the bill. Thus 1858 appears as 
the date of the chartering of the Uni- 
versity on the seal (see back cover). 
Speaker of the Senate and one of the 
signers of the charter was John C. 
Burch. grandfather of the present 
president of the Associated Alumni. 
John C. Brown Burch of Memphis. 

The most unusual provision of the 
charter was the section concerned with 
the community in which the school 
would be placed. The charter gave *hc 
University power to possess "as much 
land as may be . . . sufficient to pro- 
tect said institution and the students 
thereof from the intrusion of evil- 
minded persons who may settle near 
said institution." The charter has made 
possible the attainment of one of the 
principal hopes of the founders — con- 
trol of the environment, the power to 
subordinate extraneous influences to 
the central purposes of the institution. 

Science, Language, 
Math Requirements 

By Edith Whitesell 

For college students the University 
of the South, reversing a trend of re- 
cent years, has stiffened its require- 
ments for graduation. The college 
faculty voted unanimously on Friday, 
December 13, that all students mu.->t 
have a year of mathematics and a 
year of a laboratory course in chem- 
istry, physics, or biology, and that all 
candidates for the Bachelor of Arts 
degree must have three years of one 
foreign language or two years of each 
of two foreign languages. The Univer- 
sity Senate has approved. 

The only exception to the language 
requirement will be in forestry. Can- 
didates for the degree of Bachelor of 
Science in Forestry must have one 
foreign language through the second - 
year level. At the same time, it will 
be possible to satisfy any required 
course by examination, so that if a 
student has had the necessary lan- 
guage preparation, for example, in high 
school or abroad he may meet the lan- 
guage requirements for a degree by 
passing an appropriate examination. 

Discussing the new requirements. 
Dean Robert S. Lancaster said, "We 
are prescribing courses in line with 
educational needs all over the United 
States. Math and science have now 
become necessities for intelligent citi- 
zenship in all fields, and so has Ian - 
guage study. 

"Our international commitments re- 
quire us as a people to become more 
language-conscious than we are now. 
And certainly the study of language is 
basic to the problem of communica- 
tion in any field in education and in 
life. Science, for instance, is dependent 
on the facilities of communication for 
which the study of language is pre- 

"Of course, I am not saying any- 
thing new," Dean Lancaster stated. 
'Educators everywhere have been say- 
ing all this for some time. That these 
needed curriculum changes passed by 
a unanimous vote of the faculty is 
highly gratifying." 

Fleming Named 12th 
Rhodes Scholar 

Twelfth Rhodes Scholar from Sewa- 
nee will be John V. Fleming of Moun- 
tain Home, Arkansas, who was selected 
in district finals at New Orleans. He 
is a college senior. Baker Scholar, cur- 
rent editor of the Sewanee Purple. 
past president of Beta Theta Pi fra- 
ternity, and a member of Phi Beta 
Kappa. He is the fourth Sewanee man 
to win a Rhodes Scholarship since 
1950, following Thad G. Holt. '51, W. 
Brown Patterson. '52. and W. Webb 
White. '54. Holt's brother, a Prince- 
ton senior, won a Rhodes Scholarship 
in this year's competition. 

February, Nineteen Fifty-! 

DTD Celebrates 
75 th Anniversary 

By Battle Searcy, '59 

Beta Theta chapter of Delta Tail 
Delta Fraternity is celebrating its sev- 
enty-fifth anniversary this year in con- 
junction with the celebrations of the 
centennials of the University of th<.> 
South and Delta Tau Delta nationally. 

The chapter was chartered at Sewa - 
nee on June 23, 1883, with eight charter 
members. Through the efforts of the 
Rt. Rev. C. T Quintard the young 
chapter secured a house which has by 
stages been enlarged to the present 
chapter house. 

Many special events of interest to 
alumni are on the celebration schedule 
for this year. 

A centennial tea honoring the Rt. 
Rev. Frank A. Juhan was held in the 
fall to open the special events for the 
year. A plaque of appreciation for his 
efforts in behalf of his Alma Mater 
and his Fraternity was presented at 
this time by the present chapter. 

Another major event is to be the 
seventy-fifth anniversary banquet to 
be held at the new Claramont April 
12. (All Delt alumni are cordially in- 
vited.) The speaker for the occasion 
will be Francis M. Hughes, national 
president of Delta Tau Delta Frater- 

Tentative plans call for a regional 
meeting of the Fraternity at Sewanee 
April 11-12. This is a fitting part of 
this celebration year, since the first 
meeting of the Fraternity's Southern 
Division was held at Sewanee in 1894. 

On this same weekend the Beta Theta 
Chapter Hall of Fame will be dedi- 
cated. Approximately fifty of the chap- 
ter's outstanding alumni have been se- 
lected to have their pictures displayed 
in the chapter game room and to have 
the story of their lives placed perma- 
nently in the chapter archives that 
their contributions in many fields may 
long be remembered. 

A special program for Commence- 
ment, 1958, is being planned since this 
occasion most closely coincides with 
the actual founding of the chapter. It 
is hoped that a plaque to an outstand- 
ing alumnus will be unveiled in All 
Saints' Chapel at this time. 

Special tribute will be paid during 
the year to Mr. Delta Tau Delta at Se- 
wanee, Senor William W. Lewis, the 
most influential person in the direction 
of the life of Beta Theta chapter. Senor 
Lewis has been an active Delt for over 
a half century, and his loyalty and 
sacrifice have been unfailing. 

Special honors will be given to the 
Rev. George B. Myers, who, although 
retired from active teaching, accepted 
the position of chapter adviser and has 
served in this capacity for the past 
several years. Recognition will also be 
given to Mr. John Hodges, who served 
as chapter adviser for many years. 

The Cap and Gown of 1884 refers to 
"the progressive spirit of Delta Tau 
Delta." This statement applies not only 
one year after the chapter founding, 
but also as it celebrates its seventy- 
fifth year in a hundred-year-old Uni- 
versity and Fraternity. 

HOT LAB: William W. Peery, lejt, field representative of the Oak Ridge opera- 
tions office, inspected the isotope laboratory. With him are Drs. Dicks, Camp, 
and Owen. 

Six Students Begin Radioisotopes Course 

By Barbara A. Tinnes 
A new approach to scientific educa- 
tion is being undertaken at Sewanee. 
A course cutting across three disci- 
plines — physics, chemistry, and biolo- 
gy — will give basic training in the tech- 
niques for using radioisotopes. As far 
as is known, this is the first course 
of its kind offered to undergraduates 
in the United States. 

A newly equipped isotype laboratory 
has been installed and approved by the 
Atomic Energy Commission, which 
early this month issued the University's 

SMA cadets this year are wearing a 
"Centennial Year" patch on dress uni- 
forms. Shown above is Norman B. 
Adoue, '60, son of Jacques P. Adoue, 
'22, and grandson of Julien B. Adoue, 
'98, of Houston. 

license for purchasing isotopes. Three 
professors, specialists in three fields 
involved, are conducting the course in 
turn. Dr. John B. Dicks of the physics 
department is teaching the use of iso- 
topes in physics, Dr. David B. Camp, 
head of the chemistry department, 
in chemistry, and Dr. H. Malcolm 
Owen, who is head of the biology de- 
partment, will relate isotopes to his 
branch of study. 

The beginning of the second semes- 
ter saw the first students — four seniors 
and two juniors — registered for the 
Tuesday afternoon course. Require- 
ments are rigid — mathematics through 
differential calculus and a minimum of 
one year each in biology, physics, and 

Besides giving basic training in new 
research tools so important to the mod- 
ern world, professors Owen, Camp and 
Dicks hope that actual work with iso- 
topes will stimulate promising students 
to go on to advanced training in nu- 
clear technology. The isotope course 
at Sewanee is a first step, according 
to Dr. Owen, toward work on nuclear 
reactors, atomic-powered aircraft, bio- 
logical effects of radiation, and other 
challenges of the greatest urgency. 

Students will learn radio-chemical 
and radio-biological techniques. Health 
physics will be an important pait of 
the work, teaching students how to use 
radioactive isotopes without endanger- 
ing themselves and others. Experi- 
ments will be done with low-level iso- 
topes, such as manganese, carbon, and 

Nearly all industries now use iso- 
topes as a tool, Professor Owen says. 
The new course at Sewanee will pre- 
pare students for later specialized in- 
dustrial training as well as for ad- 
vanced research. 

The Sewanee News 

Forestry Research Unit Ends First Year 

By Edith Whiteseu, 

The Sewanee Research Center, a 
branch ot the U. S. Forest Service 
which opened hciv in November, 195ti. 
10 study problems of wood from culti- 
vation to industrial use, reports an ac- 
tive and successful first year. Tlu 
center was located in Sewanee so that 
it might work in cooperation with the 
Forestry Department and other facili- 
ties of the University, and this cooper- 
ation has proved *o be highly fruitful, 
according to Arnold Mignery, projeel 
leader of the research center. 

Besides getting acquainted with the 
region and its problems a region com- 
prising the Cumberland Plateau. Nash- 
ville Basin and Highland Him areas of 
central Tennessee and adjacent north- 
ern Alabama — Mignery and his col- 
league, Thaddeus A. Harrington, have 
collaborated with f he University and 
the Hivvassee Land Compain to set up 
i ight major studies. The University's 
Forestry Department faculty have 
worked on the planning and super- 
vision of all these studies, and much of 
the work has been clone by forestry 
students. Projects have already yield- 
ed some significant findings. 

Six of the eight studies now under 
way are concerned chiefly with 
methods of converting low-grade and 
cull hardwood stands to pine, one is a 
farm forestry study, and one tests a 
pre-drying technique for freshly sawn 

Good results have already been re- 
ported with direct seeding of loblolly 
and shortleaf pine on disked sites on 
the Cumberland plateau. Experiments 
were made with repellent-treated seed, 
and this treating was found to be very 
useful. Concluded the Sewanee Re- 
search Center: "Repellent-treated seed 
on disked sites is a very promising 
method of stand conversion." The 
center's T. A. Harrington presented 
these findings to the public in an il- 
lustrated article in *he December 15, 
1957, Southern Lumberman, titled 
"Making Big If's Smaller in Direct 

Other methods for successful con- 
version to pine arc under study, such 
. s time, ways and means of releasing 
the seedlings from hardwood compe - 

These conversion-to-pi nc studies 
promise 'o be most useful to the area's 
growers and consumers. Aside from 
the fact that pines are more responsive 
than hardwoods to some of the poorer 
soils, there is an increasing demand 
for pine pulpwood as well as the con- 
stant need for lumber. The Bowaters 
Paper Company is reaching deep into 
the area for this pulpwood. 

"Of course, hardwoods too are still 
much needed by Southern industries," 
Arnold Mignery, project leader of the 
Sewanee Research Center says, "and 
we plan also to go into problems of 
their cultivation in more det iil." 

A project that illustrates the kind of 
cooperation thai is being achieved be- 
tween the Sewanee Research Center 

Students Steve Ebbs. Asheville, North Carolina, and Hart Applcyate. Memphis. 
Tennessee, arc taking the diameter of the tree in order to determine the volume 
jar a growth study. 

and the University is the census of 
.'■mall mammals — i.e., mice — under the 
direction of the University's depart- 
ment of biology. Mice chew seedlings, 
and this census is to determine the 
scope of the problem. Biologists trap 
the mice live, mark them with an ear 
tattoo, and then let them go. If they 
are caught again, the extent of the 
damage done by a single mouse and 
his range of operations as well as the 
number of mice involved can be de- 

Dr. H. Malcolm Owen, chairman of 
the University's biology department, is 
working out a method for the mouse 
census which takes advantage of the 
University of the Sou'h's new radioiso- 
tope laboratory equipment. He will 
try "radioactive tagging" of the mice, 
injecting radioactive strontium into the 
animals and then when they are re- 
caugh*. testing them for radioactivity 
with a Geiger counter. 

A 57-acre tract of the University 1 
wooded domain has been set off by the 
Research Center as a model "farm for- 
est,' trying out techniques that a small 
owner might find useful. Tennessee is 
largely an area of small forests. There 
are 185.C00 woods in the state, and th 
average fifty acres in size. The center's 
ere tract. Mignery explains, is a 
kind of showcase demonstration of 
what an owner of a small property can 
do if he is interested in forestry. The. 
kind of demonstration has been very 
effective in othi r parts of the South in 
encouraging small property owners to 
undertake forestry. Other centers have 
had annual field days, and i: is hoped 
to have one here, starting perhaps next 
October, in collaboration with the Uni- 
versity's Forestry Department, which 

will also exhibit resul+s of its studies 
and techniques. 

As the public becomes aware of the 
kind of help the Sewanee Research 
Center is prepared to give in practical 
forestry problems, more and more visi- 
tors drop in to see what the Center is 
doing and to ask questions. This op- 
portunity to help the public directly 1- 
welcomed, though the primary function 
of the center is to s'udy forestry prob- 
lems scientifically, arrive when possible 
at solutions, and publish findings where 
they can be permanently available to 
all interested persons and agencies. 

Planning for an even more produc- 
tive year ahead. Project Leader Mig- 
nery reports. "In 1958 greater emphasis 
will be placed upon studies concerned 
with the management and silviculture 
ol the hardwood species which domi- 
nate about 80 percent of the forest land 
in Sewanee's territory. A primary 
problem in this connection is to classi- 
ly forested sites so that those best suit- 
ed for good hardwood growth may be 
separated from poor sites which may 
more profitably be converted to coni- 
fers. The center is now in the process 
o. recruiting a soil scientist to begin 
this work." 

Defining the function of the Sewanee 
Research Center, one of nine similar 
regional experiment stations in the 
South. Mignery says. "We hope to pro- 
vide the information thai industries, 
forestry schools, and individual land 
owners as well as public agencies such 
as stale and national forests need to 
manage their timbcrlands more succes- 
sfully and with greater benefit to the 
general public, to make for more pro- 
ductive forest land and better eco- 
nomic conditions " 

February, Nineteen Fifty I 

Sewanee Sports 

Charleston Alumni 
Entertain Swimmers 

When the Sewanee Club of Charles- 
ton offered to entertain the swimming 
team on the weekend of February 7, it 
wasn't known that they would be en- 
tertaining an undefeated team. In fact, 
the odds were very much against it. 
It was highly unlikely that Sewanee 
swimmers could beat Georgia Tech 
and even less likely that they could 
beat The Citadel on February 7, an 
aggregation boasting the best squad in 
its history. 

Coach Hugh Caldwell, who is assis- 
tant professor of philosophy, says of 
the Clemson meet, "Every decision was 
close. If only one of our second places 
had been a third, we would have lost. 
We had many good breaks but our 
boys also swam over their heads. Their 
hard work paid off." To these modest 
comments, Walter Bryant, '49, director 
of athletics, added, "The superior 
coaching of Professor Caldwell is the 
deciding factor. Sewanee is very for- 
tunate that its first swimming coach 
has such a genius for developing his 

After spending the nights of Febru- 
ary 5 and 6 at Clemson and polishing 
off the Ag majors, the Tiger team 
moved into Charleston. There was a 
social on Friday afternoon at the Caro- 
lina Yacht Club where the boys were 
guests of Sewanee Club president 
Henry Hutson. Early-to-bed and they 
were ready for Citadel next afternoon. 
The exciting meet over, they enjoyed 
dinner at a local restaurant and a 
dance in a downtown club Saturday 
night as guests of the Charleston 

The students had most enthusiastic 
comments on the trip and the hospi- 
tality shown them. If the swimming 
team can vote for the "most outstand- 
ing Sewanee Club" in the Dobbins 
trophy contest, the Charleston group 
will have an inside track. 

Basketball, Swimming, Wrestling Make 
Busy Winter in Juhan Gym 

Footnote on Football 

The foott}all team closed its first 
season under Coach Shirley Majors in 
a blaze of glory with victories over 
Washington and Lee (33-14), South- 
western (34-12), and Hampden-Sydney 
(25-6). Hampden-Sydney had gone 
through the season undefeated until 
the Sewanee game. 

According to the Purple, 'The type 
of courage which won the game for 
Sewanee was demonstrated when they 
gambled on a fourth down situation 
on their own eleven yard line. De- 
sire such as that was the keynote of 
the successful season." Final record: 
five wins, two losses, one tie. 

By Warren Johnson, '59 

Sewanee sports have recovered from 
the defeatist complex which has 
haunted the athletic department for 
years. A coach has problems enough 
without the student body nursing a 
"what's-the-use" virus. 

Coach Lon Varnell began the sea- 
son with a basketball team composed 
largely of beginners to college basket- 
ball. He was short on experience and 
short on height. Varnell predicted 
rough weather ahead. 

The first two games were the tough- 
est, and they were dropped to mighty 
Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Then the 
Tigers defeated Chattanooga, but the 
season was halfway over before they 
hit their stride. With six losses and 
only two wins, the Tiger cagers de- 
feated Birmingham-Southern. The out- 
look changed. From then on, the Ti- 
gers won enough games to end the sea- 
son at the .500 mark. 

Captain Jack Moore, of Cynthiana, 
Kentucky, did a great job in setting 
up team plays, and at the same time 
he had a 16 point game average. Jimmy 
Foster, who hails from the Sewanee 
mountain itself, has averaged 16 and 
was getting better as the season ended. 

The turning point of the season was 
a three event carnival of sports with 
Birmingham-Southern, held January 
IS', in which the Sewanee men made a 
clean sweep in basketball, swimming, 
and wrestling. 

The Sewanee swimmers, who have 
had an undefeated season under the 
mentorship of Hugh Caldwell, assistant 
professor of philosophy, have won the 
hardest meets of the season, against 

Capt. Bruce Samson 

Clemson and Citadel. Unless there is 
an upset, it looks as if they will be 
able to finish a perfect season. 

Coach Caldwell has several strong 
swimmers. Midsouth Champion Bob 
Peel, of Paris. Tennessee, butterfly and 
breaststroke, shares top scoring hon- 
ors with Alternate Captain Tony Veal 
of Atlantic Beach, Florida, freestyle 

Other dependable sprinters are Bruce 
Samson, of St. Petersburg, Florida, 
freestyle; Gordon Hiles, of Atlanta, 
backstroke; Jay Cleveland, Bronxville, 
New York, freestyle; and George 
Bentz, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, 
diving and breaststroke, last season's 
top point man. 

The wrestling team, coached by 
Horace Moore, began the season with 
good prospects in eight scheduled 
matches. The wrestlers, who are in the 
Southeastern Conference, have de- 
feated Emory and Birmingham-South- 
ern, but went under Chattanooga. They 
will end their season with a South- 
eastern Championship match at Emory 
on February 28. 

Capt. Jack Moore 

Bowling Alleys Added 
In New Juhan Gym 

One of the most appreciated facilities 
in the new Juhan Gymnasium is the 
bowling alley in the basement under 
the basketball floor. Long desired for 
student recreation in winter months, 
the alleys have proved popular with 
residents also. There are four lanes. 

The fraternities have been given days 
on which they provide pinsetters in 
order to have reduced rates. A snack 
bar adds to the attractiveness of the 


The Sezvanee Neirs 

The Julian Gymnaisum was packed for llie opening basketball game, when Ten- 
nessee defeated Sewanee. The program included an exhibition on the trampoline 
by Miss Tennessee, Amanda Whitman of Nashville. 

Vice-Chancellor States 
Scholarship Policy 

The University of the South does not 
subsidize athletes, but also does not 
penalize them. An athlete has as much 
right as anyone else to a scholarship: 
but any scholarship he receives must 
be awarded by the same University 
Scholarship Committee that awards all 
other Scholarships, and must not be 
subject to any conditions regarding 
participation in athletics. No Coach 
can award any Scholarship, though 
there is no reason why he should not 
persuade good athletes who are aca- 
demically qualified to apply to theUni- 
versitv Scholarship Committee for aid, 
just as any other needy and worthy 
students would. If an athle'.e receives 
a Scholarship and decides not to par- 
ticipate in athletics, his Scholarship 
does not terminate, because it was not 
an award for athletic services. Con- 
versely if the grades of an athlete who 
has a Scholarship drop below the level 
required of all Scholarship holders, the 
athlete loses his scholarship whether 
he participates in sports or not. We 
want athletes at Sewanee to participate 
in sports, not for mercenary consid- 
erations, but for the love of the game, 
and the physical and spiritual benefits 
derived from honest amateur athletics 

ed "Gamest of the Bishops" and em- 
phasizing Bishop Juhan's wide-rang- 
ing athletic prowess, appeared in 
the i>sue of November 11, 1957. Five 
black-and-white and one color photo- 
graph are included. There are a few 
copies on hand in the Alumni Office, 
which we will be glad to send to in- 
terested friends. 

Louise Davis's fine two-part story of 
Sewanee will be remembered from last 
June's Tennessean Magazine. 

Bishop Julian Featured 
In Tennessean 

Bishop Frank A. Juhan. Sewanee's 
former chancellor and present director 
of development, was the subject of one 
of ve'eran feature writer Louise 
Davis's lively articles in the Nashville 
Tennessean Magazine. The story, call- 


Clu- lliiidrrsitn nf the Smith 
Scluanrc vHrmtrssrr 


All home games will begin 
at 2:00 p.m. 

September 27 
Howard College Birmingham, Ala 

October 4 
Millsaps College Sewanee 

October 11 
Hampden-Sydney, Hamp.-Syd., Va. 

October 18 
Miss. College Clinton, Miss. 

October 25 

Maryville College Sewanee 

November 1 (Homecoming) 
Centre College Sewanee 

November 8 
Washington & Lee . . Lexington, Va. 

November 15 
Southwestern Sewanee 

New Claramont 
To Open at Sewanee 

The new Claramont Restaurant ad- 
joining the almost equally new Se- 
wanee Inn will open sometime in 
March. In charge is Mrs. Thomas Shoe- 
mate, proprietor of Claramont in Mont- 
eagle and its predecessors — favorite 
haunts of Sewanee students for twenty 

The restaurant is the fourth of the 
low stone buildings overlooking the 
golf course and tennis courts on the 
highway near the Green's View turn- 
off. The three housing units with 
fifteen luxurious rooms with bath have 
been in operation since they were 
opened for the House of Bishops last 
September. Rates are $8.00 per day 
single, with $2.00 for each extra per- 
son. Suites of bedroom and living- 
room-kitchenette are $15.00 per dav 
single, with $2.00 for each additional 

The newest addition to the Sewanee 
Inn group will contain a large dining 
room facing the golf course, screen- 
ed terrace, two private dining rooms, 
one with fire place, and kitchens with 
the latest equipment. The chef was 
formerly employed by the Andrew 
Jackson Hotel in Nashville. 

Private pilots are reminded that the 
Sewanee Inn is only a half-mile from 
I. c University's airstrip which was 
paved last fall. Persons traveling by 
commercial plane through Nashville 
and Chattanooga will find the Inn less 
than two hours distant by rental car. 

Centennial Pageant 
Set for May 25, June 8 

The Centennial Pageant will be pre- 
sented twice, once on May 25 during 
SMA Commencement and again on 
June 8 during the University Com- 
mencement. Performances will be held 
ou'doors on Hardee Field. The cast will 
number 350. 

The spectacular is being written and 
directed by Miss Charlotte Gailor. 
daughter of the late Bishop of Ten- 
nessee, who was chaplain, professor, 
vice-chancellor and chancellor of the 
University. The pageant is sponsored 
by the Sewanee chapter of the Associ- 
ation for the Preservation of Tennes- 
see Antiquities. 

Six scenes will present significant 
episodes in Sewanee history, beginning 
with the laying of the cornerstone on 
October 10. I860. The next scene will 
show the impact of the Civil War. when 
the cornerstone was destroyed. The 
third scene — "Planting the Cross" — 
f ells of the refounding of the Univer- 
sity in 186G. when Bishop Charles T. 
Quintard and Major George R. Fair- 
banks planted a wooden cross and de- 
clared the University re-established. 

The next scenes show episodes in 
early student life. A college dance in 
1880 and a competitive drill about 189*1 
will present young ladies and their es- 
corts. The finale will consist of a pro- 
cession of the entire cast, many on 
horseback and in wagons. 

February , A i / ■•■■ I 

sit St. Lukes 

'58 Graduate School 

The Graduate School of Theology 
will hold its eighteenth session next 
summer from July 23 to August 27. 
Faculty and courses have been an- 
nounced by the director, the Rev. Mas- 
sey H. Shepherd, Jr., who is also pro- 
fessor of liturgies at the Church 
Divinity School of the Pacific. Dr. 
Shepherd will teach two courses, one 
on the Apostolic Fathers and another 
on the Prayer Book Psalter. Dr. John 
S. Marshall, professor of philosophy at 
Sewanee, will teach Classical Chris- 
tology. The Rev. Pierson Parker, pro- 
fessor of New Testament at the Gen- 
eral Theological Seminary, will teach 
a course on the Acts of the Apostles, 
concerned particularly with the careers 
of the apostolic leaders and the de- 
velopment of the Church's institutions 
and ministry. The Rev. Wilford O. 
Cross, professor of the philosophy of 
religion and ethics at St. Luke's, Se- 
wanee, will teach The Thought of St. 
Thomas Aquinas. Tee Rev. Imri M. 
Blackburn, professor of ecclesiastical 
history at Seabury-Western Theologi- 
cal Seminary, will teach a course on 
the Reformation in Germany. 

A study from the Centennial Alumni 
Directory shows that 276 students from 
58 dioceses and missionary districts 
have attended the school, earning eight 
B.D. degrees (no longer open to en- 
tering students) and twelve S.T.M. de- 
grees. Twenty-seven men have been 
on the faculty, coming from eight dif- 

ferent theological schools. Students 
have been graduates of more than one 
hundred colleges and universities, in 
addition to Sewanee's College of Arts 
and Sciences which has provided less 
than fifty students. Every Episcopal 
theological seminary has been repre- 
sented in the student group. 

The Graduate School of Theology is 
designed to allow ministers to attend 
during their vacation period. Fees for a 
single man, including tuition, board 
and room at St. Luke's Hall, total 
$140.00. A few Woodland apartments 
furnished with dormitory furniture of 
the beach-cottage quality may be 
rented by families for $55.00. Faculty 
homes and fraternity houses are avail- 
able at prices ranging from $75.00 to 
$125.00 for the session. A program of 
nursery school and supervised play is 
arranged for small children of Gradu- 
ate School students and recreation is 
planned for adults and older children. 
Golf course, tennis courts and swim- 
ming are provided without charge. 

St. Luke's Journal 

The Epiphanytide issue of the St. 
Luke's Journal of Theology will be 
published this month, the second ap- 
pearance of the new magazine. The 
leading articles are "The Quest of St. 
Peter's Bones" by the Rev. Henry 
Chadwick, D.D., and "The Concept of 
Consent in Classical Christian Social 
Ethics" by the Rev. Wilford O. Cross, 
D.D. Dr. Chadwick, St. Luke's Day 
speaker this year, is dean of Queen's 
College, Cambridge, editor of the 
Journal of Theological Studies and of 
a new series of New Testament com- 
mentaries published by Harpers. Dr. 
Cross is associate professor of the phi- 

Alabama Honors 
Whitfield, Johnson 

The diocese of Alabama is building 
near Woodland two houses for mar- 
ried theological students at a total cost 
of approximately $25,000, with another 
$6,000 for kitchen fixtures, heating ar- 
rangements, and simple furniture. One 
house has been designated the "Caro- 
line Acree Johnson Cottage" and the 
other is the "Henry Jones Whitfield 
Cottage." Each is fittingly named for 
a person prominent in the diocese and 
closely associated with the University. 

Mrs. Crawford Johnson of Birming- 
ham, the former Caroline Acree, was 
with her husband the donor of John- 
son Hall, college dormitory. Both she 
and Mr. Johnson, founder of the Coca- 
Cola Bottling Company in Birmingham, 
left bequests to the University. Mrs. 
Johnson died in June, 1957; Mr. John- 
son died in December, 1941. Their son, 
Crawford Johnson, Jr., served for a 
time on the board of regents. 

Henry Jones Whitfield, who died Oc- 
tober 4, 1957, received the BA. degree 
from Sewanee in 1910. He was a mem- 
ber of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He 
then studied law at the University of 
Alabama, but spent most of his life as 
a banker in Demopolis, Alabama. In 
1936 and 1937 he was a trustee of the 
University. In the diocese he held Lay 
Readers' License No. 1. He visited 
Sewanee frequently in recent years. 

losophy of religion and ethics at St. 

Subscriptions to the St. Luke's Jour- 
nal at $2 per year for three issues are 

This beach scene may seem inappropriate in the Mountain's coldest winter in eighteen years, but it illustrates 
very well a favorite recreation of the Graduate School of Theology (see above). Youngsters attend Red 
Cross swimming classes in the mornings, while whole families gather at Lake O'Donnell when classes are over. 


The Sewanee News 

A Centennial Look at St. Luke's 

by Dean George M. Alexander 

The future U well as t)ie past should receive attention in the observance of an 
anniversary like the Sewanee Centennial. In the November Alumni News some of 
Dean Robert S. Lancaster's hopes /or the College of Arts and Sciences were pre- 
sented. In this issue the Dean of the School of Theology considers its future. Ill 
Mat/ tlic asuirutions of Scicance Military Academy will appear. 

Any theological school or seminary 
anywhere is intended and expected to 
meet two basic purposes. 

First, the theological school is organ- 
ized to prepare and train men for th 
ministry. So important is this work 
that it is likely that the second function 
will be neglected. The preparation ol 
men for the ministry has funda- 
mentally to do with the task of helping 
students to make themselves ready for 
the heavy responsibilities to be laid 
upon them at the time of ordination. 
Self-discipline, corporate worship, de- 
votional reading, the acquisition of a 
broad knowledge of and habits in the 
use of techniques of prayer and medi- 
tation — all these are meant to help stu- 
dents learn the truth that they are not 
"sufficient unto themselves" but rather 
dependent upon God for the strength 
and poise needed for the guidance of 
God*s people in his Church. The man 
himselt must be made ready. 

The-e disciplines are found to rest 
solidly on the long experience of the 
Church in meeting all sorts of difficult 
questions and situations. Studies of the 
Bible and the biblical languages, ol 
Church History, of Theology and Phi- 
losophy, of Ethics and Moral Theology, 
of the techniques and theories of edu- 
ca'ion and preaching, and of the funda- 
mentals of worship are considered, all 
of them as the bare essentials required 
for a theological education. These 
studies, theoretical and academic, form 
the solid core of the work to be done 
in the school as the means of preparing 
students for the sacred office to which 
they have been called. 

But there is more to be done than 
Hist this, as it "'his" were not enough. 
10 the above, which I have arbitrarily 
labelled "preparation", there is to be 
added the item ol training. A man in 
bloly Orders must know well the con- 
tent ot the subjects listed above (in- 
deed he will be examined before he is 
ordained), and he must know also how 
best to make use of his knowledge. The 
use ol the Bible and Prayer Book is as 
important as the content. The school 
mils' plan, therefore, to give a rather 
large bit of the time available to train- 
ing in the use of a clergyman's most 
important tools. In the course of his 
three years a theological student must 
make the acquaintance — at least in 
theory — of a vestry, a church school, a 
woman's auxiliary, a troubled soul, a 
family bereaved. This is to say that 
he must acquire the rudiments of a 
knowledge of the "Pastoral Arts". 
These matters, however, constitute only 
half the task expected of a theological 

iii every age the ancient faith of the 
Church must be stated anew and 
pointed toward a new generation. More 
often than not the needed restatements 
are produced by members of the sev- 
eral theological school faculties. So 
often is this the case that many have 
come to expect theological schools and 
their faculties to be in effect a source 
ol that kind of thinking which makes 
( he traditional faith of the Church seem 
newly relevant and applicable to the 
current conditions of people's lives. 

Thus, the second purpose of a theo- 
logical school is to gather a faculty who. 

Working wives of students 
not only help the family finances but 
provide much of the clerical force it 
Sewanee. The dean's secretary is the 
u i/e of Gordon Warden, 'CO, whom 
many alumni will remember as a col- 
\ege tennis star of the Class of 1952. 

while teaching in accord with that 
which they know well and believe 
whole-heartedly, will at the same time 
hi- constantly re-examining their ap- 
proach to their work and ready to 
move on to new frontiers of theological 
thought. The school itself, through 
the work and thought of the faculty, 
becomes an asset to the whole Church, 
not only as a trainer of clergy but as a 
touchs f one for a growing understand- 
ing and appreciation of the Christian 

Much thought has been given to the 
undergirding of the first of these basic 
purposes for a theological -chool. An 
ever increasing improvement of fa- 
cilities, libraries, scholarships is being 
provided for the training of clergy. 
More thought needs to be given to the 
second function, and more facilities 
must in time be provided for advanced 
study for the faculty. The library 
must, be developed with students and 
(acuity in mind. Some arrangement 
must be made for faculty research pro- 
jects, for sabbatical leaves, for balanc- 
ing of teaching loads; for the Church 
Is as dependent on a solidly grounded 
faculty as on a steady production of 
well prepared, carefully trained 
younger clergy. 

In very recent times much has been 
il ine at Sewanee to strengthen these 
.•mis. One look at the new St. Luke's 
gives clear proof that much has been 
«' >ne. Yet there is much that needs 
to be done if St. Luke's is to keep the 
pace even in the conservative and tra- 
dition-minded world of theological 
education. Books, carefully selected 
books, are needed for students and 
faculty. Funds are needed for lecture- 
ships, for faculty and student housing, 
to secure the future of the new St. 
Luke's Journal, for general endow- 

The purposes toward which we look 
as we work are of utmost importance 
*o the people of our world. St. Luke'.- 
-imply must be able to serve those 
purposes well. 

February) Nineteen Fifty-Eight 


For Burches and Sewanee: A Centennial Cycle 

By Edith Whitesell 

Devotees of the historically tidy will 
be pleased that, in Sewanee's Centen- 
nial Year, the new president of its 
Associated Alumni is a grandson of a 
signer of the University's original char- 
ter. More practical-minded well-wish- 
ers will take satisfaction in the fact 
that the Association's destiny is guided 
by a business man of great experience 
and distinction and a man whose ser- 
vices to Sewanee over the years have 
been as unflagging as they have been 
untrumpeted. Everybody will rejoice 
in an officer who is the easiest-to-work 
-wi f h and most quietly likable guy 
anybody could want around. 

John Calvin Brown Burch — Brown— - 
is a man whose modesty in personal 
matters borders on the unbelievable, 
and the fact that he is a grandson of a 
speaker of the senate and a governor 
of Tennessee would retain the status of 
a well-hidden skeleton in the family 
cupboard were it not for the profes- 
sional alertness of Sewanee's historio- 
grapher, Arthur Ben Chitty. There 
are probably a number of eminences 
that the new alumni president has suc- 
ceeded in concealing even from Arthur 
Chitty 's research, but enough have 
struggled to the light of day to account 
for the stature that Brown Burch has 
so obviously attained, and which has 
won him a listing in Who's Who J71 

Recently initiated into the Quarter- 
Century Club of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, 
Fenner and Beane, marking twenty- 
five years with the organization, Burch 
is a partner in the firm and manager of 
its Memphis office. He has served as 
both general chairman and president 
of the Memphis Community Chest, and 
at four different times has been a 
member of the vestry of his church. 
Calvary Episcopal. His activities on 
behalf of Sewanee fill several fat cor- 
respondence folders in the Alumni 
Office files. He was president of the 
Sewanee Alumni in Memphis from 1942 
to 1946, chairman of the Memphis drive 
for Sewanee endowment for about ten 
years, and a vice-president of the As- 
sociated Alumni from 1952 until his 
succession to the presidency in the fall 
of 1957 after the illness of Stanyarne 
Burrows, '29. 

On his last visit to Sewanee — his first 
as president — Burch combined a calmly 
efficient survey of his new responsi- 
bilities with a relaxed, beaming, "I am 
in Sewanee" air. A man with a youth- 
ml, ruddy complexion set off by short 
white hair, perhaps his most notable 
feature is a s f rong, resonant though 
well modulated voice that gives the 
impression of never having to be 
raised. His remarks, readily flowing 
when they concerned Sewanee, elicited 
with great difficulty on the subject of 
its new alumni president, were punctu- 
ated by a deep, upwelling chuckle that 
transformed the serious, forceful face. 

J. C. Brown Burch, '21 

He wore a gray tweed suit with a soft 
gray sweater, a blue tie in a small 
Paisley pattern, dark brown shell glas- 
ses with straight wide side pieces. 
When reminiscences, arose, the glasses 
would come off and their owner's sharp 
blue eyes soften as they turned toward 
the Alumni Office window and the trees 
posting to the Sewanee horizon. 

J. C. Brown !3urch was born in 
Nashville, Tennessee on May 18, 1898, 
the son of John Christopher and Eliza- 
beth Brown Burch. The elder Burch 
was a newspaperman, and when Brown 
was a small boy the family moved to 
Memphis, to the Commercial Appeal. 

Brown Burch went to SMA, gradu- 
ated in 1917, enrolled in the College, 
then after two years enlisted in the 
army as a private. When he was dis- 
charged after the First World War, he 
went to the University of Tennessee'^ 
Agriculture Division for a year, with 
the object of learning to farm a 165- 
acre property he had inherited, near 
Pulaski, Tennessee. He did farm the 
land for a year, then rented it out and 
went into business. 

When asked why he made this 
change, Burch laughed with his throaty 
chuckle and said, "Well, I found out 
farming was hard work" — a discovery 
that has launched many another dis- 
tinguished business and professional 

Brown Burch started with the Wes- 
son Evans Cotton Company, later 
launched his own cotton business 
( Burch- Willborn), went into invest- 
ment securities with the J. B. Tigrett 
Company and Chase National Bank 
of New York. He joined the old Fen- 
ner and Beane firm in New Orleans in 
1932, and stayed with the enlarged 
firm after the merger with Merrill 
Lynch, Pierce in 1940. 

Burch married Barbara Smith of 
Memphis in 1920, and they have two 
daughters: Corinne Merriweather, now 
Mrs. Norman H. Balke and Barbara 
Brown, who is Mrs. Henry Nutt Par- 

sley. Son-in-law Balke is associated 
with Burch at Merrill Lynch, and the 
Rev. Nutt Parsley is an Episcopal 
clergyman. Mrs. Burch's chief interests, 
according to her husband, are in as- 
cending order her garden, her work 
with the blind, and her grandchildren. 

During his war-truncated career at 
Sewanee, Brown Burch was vice-presi- 
dent of the freshman class and presi- 
dent of the sophomore class, and was 
on the football, baseball, tennis, and 
debating teams. He recalls only one 
debate, with Southwes'ern, on the sub- 
ject of Free Enterprise. He doesn't 
remember who won. 

He has, however, one very vivid 
football recollection. "We went down 
to play the University of Chattanooga, 
were staying at the YMCA. About 
12: 15 we got ready to dress for the 
game and couldn't find our uniforms. 
Willie Six was our trainer. Everybody 
knows who Willie Six was. We hunted 
and hunted, and at 1:15 we still hadn't 
found the uniforms and a referee called 
from the field and said if Sewanee 
wasn't out there in half an hour we'd 
have to forfeit the game 9-0. Finally 
somebody thought to call the YWCA, 
and sure enough, that's where they'd 
been sent. We might as well have for- 
feited the game, though. We got beat 

Brown Burch roomed in old Hoffman 
with his cousin, Duncan Burch, and 
Sam Poynter Schwing, until the ancient 
structure burnt. He lost everything he 
had with him in the fire, including a 
cherished miniature portrait of his 

Burch very definitely had a favorite 
professor at Sewanee, Major Gass. He 
had some unwonted difficulty in find- 
ing words to express his regard for the 
Major. "I just think he was about as 
fine a man and as fine an influence for 
boys as I have ever met. He had a 
fine personality, always patient and 
understanding of any problems you 
might have. — Mrs. Gass was our fra- 
ternity mother (Phi Delta Theta) . We 
were all very fond of her — still are. 

"And the chaplain then, Mr. Henry 
Phillips. We were all crazy about him. 
A lot of us on the football team were 
very fond of Mr. Houghteling. One 
reason we liked him so much, he would 
have us over on Sunday mornings for 
waffles and sausage." 

Are those grandsons, whose fathers 
went to Princeton and North Carolina, 
coming to Sewanee? The deep chuckle 
again, and the glasses laid aside. 'I 
haven't the faintest idea, but I certainly 
hope so." Brown Burch isn't the man 
to pressure them, but he's busy making 
Sewanee the kind of college that any- 
body's grandsons will want to go to. 

Edith Whitesell, who wrote this profile 
of Brown Burch, is the wife of Se- 
wanee's professor of German. 


The Sewanee News 

Sewanee Clubs . . Attention, Florida! 

Dobbins Offers 
Silver Trophy 

Again this year the Sewanee club or 
alumni chapter doing the best work 
lor the University will receive the 
Dobbins Trophy at Commencement in 
June. Awarded each year by the vice- 
president for regions, E. Ragland Dob- 
Inns, T5, of Atlanta, the silver prize is 
given to the most effective local group, 
as judged by a committee appointed by 
the alumni president. Last year the 
first award was made to the Sewanee 
Club of Atlanta. 


The Sewanee Club of Jacksonville 
held a luncheon meeting on Tuesday, 
January 28, at the George Washington 
Hotel with thirty persons present. Ar- 
thur Ben Chitty, '35, executive direc- 
tor of the Associated Alumni, brought 
a Centennial report from the Moun- 
tain. W. Sperry Lee, '43, presided. Mr. 
Chitty presented an Alumni Exornati 
key to Carter Hough. Jr., SMA'06. 

New officers elected were C. Finlev 
Knight. SMA'34, president. T. T. Phil- 
lips, '38, vice-president, and Dr. Ensor 
Dunsford, '45, secretary-treasurer. 
Other members of the board of direc- 
tors are Lee, Phil James, SMA'41, and 
G. Wilson Baltzell, '10, all past presi- 
dents of the club. 


About seventy persons attended a 
dinner meeting of the Sewanee Club 
of Houston on January 15 at the For- 
est Club with Bishop Frank A. Juhan 
as honor guest. Alumni of the acad- 
emy, college, and seminary were pres- 
ent, with their wives. Henry O. 
Weaver, '28, introduced Bishop Juhan. 
Officers elected were Richard B. Wii- 
kens, '36, president, William M. Bomar, 
'52, vice-president, and Julius G. 
French, '32, secretary-treasurer. Irl R. 
Walker, Jr., '47, retiring president, 
made arrangements for the gathering. 


The Sewanee Club of Dallas enter- 
tained Bishop Frank A. Juhan late in 

Dan S. Dealing, '54, and Robert 
Mumby, '53, are working on plans for 
a group to travel to Cominencemen*. 
June 6-9, on a special train or car 
from Jacksonville. Those interested 
may write Mr. Dealing at 3180 S. W. 
84th Avenue, Miami 55, Florida. 

January at a luncheon at the Baker 
Hotel. Fifty persons attended, includ- 
ing Bishops C. Avery Mason and Jo- 
seph M. Harte. 


The Coastal Carolina Chapter and 
the Sewanee Club of Charleston have 
affiliated and adopted joint dues. The 
group has an impressive record of ac- 
complishment in the Centennial year. 
Special events have included th 
Founders' Day banquet last fall and 
entertainment for the swimming team 
in February (see Sports) . 

In the field of student admissions, 
Charleston had six students entering in 
1957, with the chapter influential in 
the application of most of these. A 
University of the South-Charleston 
Scholarship Fund was established. The 
chapter has participated in College 
Day programs in local high schools. 
There has been an intensive schedule 
of showing Sewanee slides at schools 
and churches in Charleston. The an- 
nual beach party was planned with 
admissions in mind. 

In the field of public relations for 
the University, a full page feature was 
arranged for the Charleston News and 
Courier. Civic and church oganizations 
have been encouraged to have Sewanee 
speakers. Dean Robert S. Lancaster 
was on the program at St. Philip's and 
Grace Churches in February, Dr. Mc- 
Crady addressed the New England So- 
ciety, and Chaplain David B. Collins, 
will preach during Lent. Clippings re- 
lating to Sewanee have been sent 
promptly to the University. 

In fund-raising, the chapter has par- 
ticipated in the Chapel Completion 
drive and an attempt has been made 
to increase the number of alumni con- 

To plan these activities the execu- 
tive committee has met regularly, 
pbout once every two months. Henry 
Hutson, '50, is president, Sedgwick L 
Simons, '50, vice-president, and John 
G. Bratton. '51, secretary. 

St. Luke's 

A student entering the College in 
the fall of 1958 will be awarded a $500 
scholarship, renewable for four years, 
by two organizations of St. Luke's 
Church, Atlanta. The Men's Club and 
St. Elizabeth's Circle are making the 
grant possible. The winner, who need 
not be an Episcopalian but who must 
live in the geographical area of the 
diocese of Atlanta, will be chosen by a 
committee from the sponsoring organi- 
zations from several applicants nomi- 
nated by the Committee on Admissions 
and Scholarships at Sewanee. Nomi- 
nees will be selected for their char- 
acter and academic ability and promise, 
and must need financial assistance. 
For details write to Dr. Ben F. Cam- 
eron, Jr., Director of Admissions, Se- 

A tlanta 

The Sewanee Club of Atlanta en- 
tertained about 200 students, prospec- 
tive students, parents of students, in- 
terested Episcopalians, and members of 
the Sewanee Club at its annual Christ- 
mas party Sunday afternoon. Decem- 
ber 29. The party was held in the 
Tack Room of the Piedmont Driving 

Bishop and Mrs. Randolph Claiborne 
were honored guests. Mrs. Barbara 
Newman played the Hammond Organ. 
A highlight of the party was a puppet 
show staged by Mrs. E. Ragland Dob- 

This party was the best attended 
gathering ever sponsored by the Se- 
wanee Club of Atlanta, and reached 
more prospective students for the Uni- 
versity than the area had before as- 

New officers of the Atlanta Club of 
Sewanee elected in November are: 
Samuel W. Kane. SMA'29. President; 
James S. Bonner, Vice-President; Dud- 
ley C. Fort. Sr.. '32. Vice-President; 
the Rev. E. D. Colhoun. Jr.. '50, Sec- 
retary; Thomas G. Linthicum, '23, 

The Club's Founders' Day Dinner 
will be held on Friday, October 10, 
1958, with former Governor Ellis Ar- 
nall. Class of 1928, as speaker. 

Some of the 200 persons attendinc the Atlanta Christmas Party 

Februaryy Nineteen Fifty-l 


About Sewanee Alumni . . . 

Sewanee Bookshelf 


Judge M. S. Whaley, '07 

Judge Marcellus S. Whaley, '07, is 
the author of a Handbook on South 
Carolina Evidence (Supplement to the 
South Carolina Law Quarterly, Vol. 9, 
No. 4A, $3.50). The work is an out- 
growth of his seventeen years as judge 
of Richland County and his nineteen 
years as teacher of Evidence and Trial 
and Appellate Practice in the law- 
school of the University of South Caro- 
lina. Rules of evidence in South Caro- 
lina are stated in terms of Supreme 
Court decisions of that state. 

The handbook is arranged to be 
used in the courtroom and Professor 
E. M. Morgan of Vanderbilt has said, 
"If I were a South Carolina trial law- 
yer I should not even think of doing 
without this handbook." Judge Whaley 
retired from the law faculty in 1955 
but has continued special counseling 
work with the students. He is now- 
working on a Handbook of Trial and 
Appellate Practice. 

Austin Wheelyr Smith, '17, dean 
emeritus of the Tennessee Polytechnic 
institute at Cookeville, has published 
the history of the institution from its 
founding in K16. His Story of Ten- 
nessee Tech (Nashville, McQuiddy, 
$4.00) is "a highly interesting book, 
illustrated by numerous photographs of 
administrators, faculty, students, and 
of the attractive plant, itself," accord- 
ing to the Nashville Tennessean. Dean 
Smith has been associated with the 
college since its opening, and his 
memories enliven the book which also 
contains complete lists of faculty and 

Thomas B. Woodmore, '18, bursar of 
Middle Tennessee College at Murfrees- 
boro, is the author of an article in 
September College and University Busi- 
ness entitled "Professors or Brick 
Which?" He has been on the staff of 
the college since 1929. 

The Rev. Ben A. Meginniss, '37, has 
written The Third Hour (Morehouse- 
Gorham, $1.35), a book for Lenten 
reading. The publisher says, "The au- 
thor writes with a clarity and simpli- 
city that appeals to lay people, because 
it leads them from their everyday ex- 
periences into the hushed quiet of 
those final hours in the earthly life of 
Jesus, in which the eternal values of 
His ministry and teaching are concen- 
trated in the graat drama of the Cru- 

George Garrftt, SMA'46, is the au- 
thor of King of the Mountain, a col- 
lection of short stories (Scribners, 
$o'50). One of the stories appears in 
Harper's Bazaar this month. He was 
one of three contributing poets in 
Poets of Today IV (Scribners, 1957). 
He is an instructor of English at Wes- 
leyan University, Middletown, Con- 

The Rev. James W. Kennedy, GST 
'47, has written Holy Island (More- 
house-Gorham, $2.75), especially de- 
signed for Lenten reading and medita- 
tion. There are brief essays for read- 
ing each day from Ash Wednesday 
through Easter Monday. The book had 
its origin during Dr. Kennedy's visit 
to the "holy island" of Lindisfarne, off 
'he coast of Great Britain, set apart for 
Christian saints. He considers Lent a 
holy island for spiritual refreshment. 
The foreword to the book is written 
by the Rt. Rev. H. W. B Donegan, 

The Rev. Edward C. Rutland, '50. 
has published an outline for an in- 
structed Eucharist, entitled These Holy 
Mysteries (Morehouse-Gorham, $.50), 
which received favorable reviews in 
the Witness and in the Living Church. 

Two poems by E. Lucas Myers, '53, 
appeared in the December issue of 
Poetry: "Journey in the Tessellated 
Corn," inscribed for his brother Ho- 
bar':, and "Ballade of the Early Seas." 
Lucas Myers is living in Paris, while 
Hobart is with the Berlin, Germany, 

The Rev. Ralph E. Cousins, '54, is 
one of five clergy who compiled South 
Carolinians Speak, A Moderate Ap- 
proach to Race Relations, which may 
be obtained from Box 806, Dillon, 
South Carolina for $.50. The collec- 
tion of statements by twelve men and 
women is published as one means of 
giving public expression to the mod- 
erate leadership which the compilers 
teel is desperately needed to break the 
present impasse and restore creative 
communication and understanding be- 
tween the races. Mr. Cousins attended 
Sewanee in 1951-1952 and received his 
B.D. from Virginia Theological Semi- 

The Rev. Wilford O. Cross of the 
School of Theology published "Some 
Notes on the Ontology of Paul Til- 
lich" in the October issue of the An- 
glican Theological Review. 

Pvt. Charles Mattison, Jr., '57, has 
completed basic combat training at Ft. 
Knox. Kentucky. 

In Service 

Maj. Walter R. Davis, '49, LCA. has 
returned from duty in the Far East 
and is assistant professor of military 
science and tactics at Alfred Univer- 
sity in New York. 

Chaplain Alister C. Anderson, GST 
'53, a graduate of the U. S. Naval Acad- 
emy, has been on duty with the army 
since January, 1957, and is now sta- 
tioned with the Fourth Armored Di- 
vision near Nuremberg, Germany. He 
finds the military chaplaincy a great 
opportunity for missionary work. In 
July the Andersons' fourth child, Nina 
Quarrier, was born. 

2nd Lt. Thomas McKinstry, SMA'53. 
has graduated from the basic officer 
course at the Infantry School at Ft. 
Benning. He is a 1957 graduate of 
Spring Hill College. 

Three members of the class of 1955 
found themselves together for train- 
ing at Forbes Air Force Base in To- 
peka, Kansas They were Charles B. 
Guy, Buddy Joe Crawford and Edward 
McCrady, Jr. All are in training as 
co-pilots for B-47 jet bombers. Messrs. 
Guy and McCrady have wives and 
daughters with them, but Buddy Joe- 
is still a bachelor. 

Lt. Phil Whitaker, '55, SAE, is sta- 
tioned in Tripoli with the air force. 
With five other officers he has rented 
a villa overlooking the Mediterranean 
Sea. In working hours he is in charge 
of ground vehicles at the base. 

Leftwich D. Kimbrough, David 
Hatchett, and Karl Honsberger, all of 
the Class of 1957, have been in marine 
officer's training at Quantico, Virginia, 
and expected to complete their courses 
in December. 

Pvt. W. Courtland MacFarlane, III, 
'60, has enlisted in the army for three 
years. He is stationed with the 2nd 
Howitzer Battalion, Ft. Carson, Colo- 


The Sewanee News 

With A I muni Classes 

A testimonial dinner honoring the 
Kt. Rev. Albert S. Thomas. '98, on his 
eighty-fit' h birthday was held at the 
Ft. Sumter Hotel in Charleston on 
February 6. The dinner was arranged 
by the Joint Committee tor Publish- 
ing Bishop Thomas' new history of the 
Episeopal Church in South Carolina 
(see November Alumni News) . 

Robert P. Cooke, '27, SAE, president 
of the Hernando, Mississippi. Bank and 
owner of an insurance agency, has been 
elected a director of Mississippi Power 
and Light Co. Among his many civic 
responsibilities, he is treasurer of the 
Mississippi Economic Council. 

Samuel W. Kane, A'29, is commer- 
cial manager of Atlanta's new Mutual 
Broadcasting System outlet, Radio Sta- 
tion WYZE. The station broadcasts 
daily from 6 a.m. to sunset. 

Edwin I. Hatch. '33, ATO, of Birm- 
ingham, vice-president of the Alabama 
Power Co., is sta*e co-chairman of the 
American Cancer Society's 1958 cru- 
sade there. 

Richard C. Seymour. A'39, is now in 
Memphis working for the Southern 
Bell Telephone and Telegraph Com- 
pany. Address: 1380 Oakwood Drive, 
Memphis 1G. 

Dr. Digby Seymour's (A'40) new ad- 
dress is 5632 Peck Avenue, LaGrange, 
Illinois. He is still connected with St. 
Luke's Hospital, Chicago. 

The Rev. Robert B. Greene. '46, of 
Tanacross, Alaska, has made the fol - 

John U\ Morton. Jr.. of Miami, whose 
father played football and basketball 
at Sewanee in r'te 1930*3, has his eye 
on the Olympics. Among his records 
arc these: end on a chimpionship lAttlt 
League football team at 9. backstroke 
swimming champion of Miami at 10, 
high point man on Miami Shores bas- 
ketbill team at 11. holder of state high 
jump record for 11-year-olds and high 
point man in city track meet. Now at 
12 In clears 8 feet on the pole rani; 
and throws the college javelin 85 feet. 
In sixth grade at Miami Military Acad- 
emy he is a superior student. 

February s Nineteen Fifty-Eight 

lowing request: "I am teaching four 
ninth grade courses to two Indian 
boys, and the local government school 
has an adult education program in 
force. We have no library facilities 
and have a very real need for a used 
set oi the Encyclopedia Brittanica and 
other reference books on a high school 
li \ 1." We suggest that you write Mr. 
Greene before shipping any books to 
him, to prevent duplication. 

DR. Will-am G. Cobey, '49, ATO. is 
p. pedia rician in Charlotte, North Ca- 
rolina. He is a graduate of Duke, 
where he met his wife, the former 
Flora Pearl Armstrong, who was a 
graduate studen* in chemistry ihere. 

John G. Bratton. '51, ATO, is secr- 
etary of the Propeller Club of the Port 
of Charleston, an organization con- 
cerned with American shipping inter- 
ests. Among his other secretaryships 
is *hat of the Coastal Carolina Sewa- 
nee Chapter. 

Gordon S. Sofrfl-., '54, SAE, is the 
fifth alumnus associated with the Vul- 
can Rivet and Bol* Company in Bir- 
mingham, others being the Herbert E. 
Smiths. PDT. 'C3 and '36, Coleman 
Perry, '50, SAE, and Graham Barr, '49, 

The Rev. John A. Pedlar, '56, is vi- 
car of the newly-founded Church of 
the Epiphany in Oklahoma City. The 
mission is a principal project of the 
Episcopal Year of Evangelism in the 

Settle Retires 

Trustees Elected 
In January 

Many new faces will be seen when 
the Board of Trustees convenes in 
June. More and more the dioceses are 
rotating their representatives and in 
some cases have adopted a rotation 
scheme as part of the diocesan canons. 
The January meetings of the diocesan 
conven'ions resulted in the following 

In Alabama the Rev. William S. 
Mann, '39. of Spring Hill, succeeded 
the Rev. Francis B. Wakefield. '23, of 
Mobile. In Atlanta Harvey G. Booth 
replaced James S. Bonner, both of At- 
lanta and of the Southern Bell Tele- 
phone Co. 

In Texas the Rev. Charles Wyatt- 
Brown, '38, of Beaumont, succeeded 
the Rev. H. Raymond Kearby of Na- 
cogdoches. New lay trustees are Ben 
R. Sleeper, '16. Waco, and Rutherfoid 
R. Cravens, II, ".)?. Houston, who suc- 
ceed T. Kelsey Limb, Beaumont, and 
Walter B. Dossett, '21, Waco. In Dal- 
las the Rev. James P. DeWolfe. Jr.. 
'39, Ft. Worth is the new clerical 
trustee, succeeding the Rev. Claude A. 
Beesley. Wichi'a Falls. Dr. Andrew B. 
Small. '27, Dallas, was re-elected lay 
trustee and Peter O'Donnell. Jr., '47. 
Dallas, succeeded Edward C. Jordan. 
'49. Wichita Falls. 

In Tennessee the Rev. William G. 
Pollard of Oak Ridge and W. Dudley 
Gale. "?0. Nashville, were re-elected. 
Troy Beatty, Jr.. '16. Memphis, suc- 
ceeded W. S. Keese. Jr.. of Chattanoo- 
ga. In Mississippi D. A. Elliott has re- 
placed Colton M. Smith. 

Harold E. Bettle, '20, retired Janu- 
ary 1 from General Motors, with which 
he has been associated since the year 
he graduated from Sewanee. Since 
1925 he has been in the overseas ope- 
rations of General Motors, first in 
South Africa, then in the Near East 
and in Europe. In 1933 he went to 
Argentina, where he remained for 
eleven years and kept a plant operat- 
ing at a profit during the war through 
the adoption of wartime emergency 
products. In 1945 he went to the Pa- 
cific. From April. 1946, to March, 1953. 
his prime responsibility was the reali- 
zation of an industrial dream — the 
manufacture of a car in Australia. By 
the time he returned to the United 
States in 1953, the Holden car was well 
established. Since 1954 he has been 
a regional group executive. 

He and Mrs. Bettle will continue to 
live in Tenafly, New Jersey, spending 
summers in Weld. Maine. Their Se- 
wanee friends hope that their travels 
will bring them to Tennessee. 

Craighill Honored 

G. Boiodoin Craighill n'l. riylu. re- 
ceived the annual recognition award of 
the District of Columbia Bar Associa- 
tion in Deceuihcr. lie was cited for 
"outstanding service" to the District 
where he has practiced for fifty-one 
years. //<• is senior partner oj Craighill 
Aiello, and Preston. 

Wedgwood Designs Sewanee 
Centennial Plate 

Mrs. Sollace Freeman and Mrs. Edward 
McCrady admire the Centennial Plate. 

A Sewanee Centennial plate in 
Wedgwood will be available for pur- 
chase about April 1. Shipment from 
England of the original order of 450 
plates is expected during March. The 
plate is in the Edme pattern, with a 
simple fluted Empire rim and a draw- 
ing of the completed All Saints' Chapel 
in the center in charcoal sepia. 

Plates are priced as follows: one 
plate, $3.00; four plates, $10.00; twelve, 
$28.00. There is a ten percent dis- 
count for cash with orders received 
before April 1. Plates will be mailed 
for the following charges: one plate, 
$.50; four plates to same address, $1.00; 
twelve plates, $2.00. Orders should be 
sent to Mrs. Sollace M. Freeman, Se- 
wanee, Tennessee. The plates are spon- 
sored jointly by the Sewanee Woman's 
Club and the Fortnightly Club. 

Checks should be made payable to 
"Centennial Plate." 


Who's Who A dds Six 

Six more Sewanee men will appear 
in the next printing of Who's Who in 
America. They are the Rev. Wood B. 
Carper, '32, professor of pastoral the- 
ology at the General Theological Sem- 
inary in New York; John H. Cleg- 
horn, '29, public relations man of 
Memphis; N. Hobson Wheless, '13, 
banker and oil executive of Shreve- 
port; Nick B. Williams, '26, California 
journalist; Edward C. Wilson, '32, for- 
eign service officer with the State De- 
partment; and F. Lynwood Wren, '15, 
Peabody College professor and mathe- 

Matthew Blackburn, son of the Rev. 
David B. Collins, '43, KS, on January 
19, 1958, at Sewanee, where Mr. Collins 
is chaplain of the University. Matthew 
is the grandson of the late Lionel 
Moise, 11. 

Mark and John, twin sons of the 
Rev. Stanley Hauser, '43, DTD, in the 
fall of 1957 in Charles Town, West Vir- 
ginia, where he is rector of Zion 

William Sutherland, son of G. W. 
Leach, '47, ATO, in early January in 
Nashville. The Leaches live in Gads- 
den, Alabama, where he is in the in- 
surance business. 

Peter Elias, son of Robert T. May- 
ham, '49, SAE, on November 24, 1957. 
Mr. Mayham is assistant cashier of the 
Bank of America. 

Margaret Elizabeth, daughter of the 
Rev. Jack M. Bennett, '50, PGD, on 
September 9, 1957. The Bennetts live 
in Battleboro, North Carolina, where 
he is priest-in-charge of St. John's 

David Geoffrey, son of Lester L. 
Moore, '50, on January 23, 1957, in 
Shelbyville, Tennessee. 

Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Anson 
A. Mount, '50, on December 16, 1957, 
in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Mount is on 
the staff of Playboy Magazine. 

Anna Christine, daughter of the Rev. 
Edward C. Rutland, '50, DTD, on Feb- 
ruary 22, 1957, in Carthage, Texas. 

Kevin Moore, son of Dr. William G. 
Webb, '50, DTD, on December 16, 1957. 
The Webbs live in Glenmont, New 
York. Dr. Webb is a research associ- 

ate at the Sterling- Winthrop Research 
Institute in Rensselaer, New York. 

Twins Lynn Brittain, daughter, and 
Kenton Osborne, son, of Roy L. Smith- 
erman, '51, PGD, last fall in Oak Ridge. 
Mr. Smitherman has been employed by 
the Union Carbide Nuclear Company 
there for six years. 

Elizabeth Wade, daughter of the Rev. 
Mercer-Logan Goodson, '52, on Decem- 
ber 30, 1957. Miss Elizabeth is a grand- 
daughter of the Rev. George W. Good- 
son, '31, and a great-great-grand- 
daughter of Gen. E. Kirby-Smith, 
longtime professor of mathematics at 

Joseph Emerson, Jr., son of the Rev. 
Joseph E. James, '52, PGD, on Novem- 
ber 4, 1957. Mr. James is rector oi 
Christ Church, Denton, Maryland. 

James Edward, Jr., son of James E. 
Mulkin, '52, SAE, on January 10, 1957, 
in Bessemer, Alabama. Mr. Mulkin 
operates Mulkin Auto Parts there. 

Maysel Alice, daughter of the Rev. 
Robert B. Kemp, '54, KS, on January 

8, 1958, in Jasper, Texas, where Mr. 
Kemp is in charge of Trinity Church. 

Gretchen Bass, daughter of the Rev. 
Alfred Mead, '54, about a year ago. 
The Meads are now living in Augusta, 
Georgia, where he is in charge of St. 
Alban's Church. 

Theodric Edwin, III, son of Ted Moor. 
'54, PGD, in the fall of 1956. Mr. Moor 
has completed his air force service and 
is in the real estate and insurance 
business with his father in Beaumont, 

Margaret Lydia, daughter of John 
Ralph Patston, '54, DTD, on February 

9, 1957. She has an older sister, Kath- 
leen, four, and brother, John, Jr., two 
and a half. Her father has since grad- 
uated from Nashotah House and was 
ordained priest on December 21, 1957. 

William David, son of William Webb 
White, '54, ATO, on November 7, 1957. 
The Whites live in Huntsville, Ala- 

Cynthia Dixon, daughter of John W. 
Woods, '54, SAff, on March 25, 1957, in 
Harlingen, Texas, where he was then 
on duty with the air force. Grand- 
fathers of Cynthia are J. Albert Woods, 
'18, SAE, and Beirne Chisolm, 19, 
ATO, both of New York. 

James Thomas, III, son of Lt. James 
T. High, Jr., '55, on April 17, 1957, in 
Key West, Florida. Lt. High was then 
stationed at the naval submarine base 

Lauren Scott, daughter of George S. 
Plattenburg, '55, PGD, on March 12, 
1957, in Waco, Texas. 

Anne St. Mary, daughter of the Rev. 
Carl R. Sayers, '56, on November 23, 
1957. Mr. Sayers is in charge of St. 
Luke's Church, Allen Park, Michigan. 

Edward John (Ned), son of John L. 
Tipton, '56, DTD, on February 17, 1957. 
The Tiptons live in Asheville, North 
Carolina, where he is with the Wa- 
chovia Bank and Trust Co. 

John Cummings, Jr., son of John C. 
Hodgkins, '59, SN, and grandson of the 
Rev. Henry Bell Hodgkins, '26, Janu- 
ary 21, 1958, in Pensacola, Florida. Af- 
ter service in the coast guard, Mr. 
Hodgkins has returned to the Univer- 


The Sewanee News 


The Rev. Russell W.Turner. '39, PDT, 
to Frances Van Dyck Ferguson on De- 
cember 28, 1957, in Donora, Pennsyl- 
vania. He is rector of St. John's Church 

Charles F. Wallace. '41. DTD. to 
Edith Louise Greer in March, 1957, in 
Chattanooga. He is in the family busi- 
ness, the Wallace Tile Company in 

Lamar Y. McLeod. '47. PDT. to Ellen 
Inge of Mobile on January 5, 1958. Mrs 
McLeod and Mrs. Thad Holt ('51, PDT) 
are sisters. 

Lt. (j.c.) Jack Gaylord Goodwin. '49, 
KA, to Marvel Carolyn Foy on Sep- 
tember 8, 1956. 

Dr. Wyatt H. Blake, '50, SN, to 
Jeanne Thomas on November 22, 1957. 
in Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Blake, who 
received his M.D. from Vanderbilt, has 
been serving as a lieutenant in the 
navy at Norman. Mrs. Blake is a 
graduate of the University of Okla- 
homa. They are now in Cleveland, 
where he is continuing a residency in 
surgery begun before his naval service. 

Alien L. Bartlett, Jr., '51, ATO, to 
Jerriet'e Luehring Kohlmeier on De- 
cember 28, 1957, in Chevy Chase, Mar- 
yland. He is a senior at the Virginia 
Theological Seminary in Alexandria. 
Mrs. Bartlett is a graduate of Hollins 
College and now serves on the staff of 
the music division of the Library of 

Nelson B. Arrington, Jr., SMA '52, 
to Jeannette Martin Huff on January 
26, 1957, in Columbus, Georgia. He is 
a graduate of Georgia Tech in textile 
engineering and is now in the air 
force. Mrs. Arrington attended Agnes 
Scott College. 

Luther C. Fisher, III, SMA '53, to 
Martha Craig on December 30, 1957, in 
Austin, Texas. He is a sophomore at 
Tulane Medical School. Mrs. Fisher, a 
sophomore at Sophie Newcomb Col- 
lege, is the daughter of B. Melvin 
Craig, '20, of Houston. 

David Chenault Nash. '53, PDT, to 
Ann Doremus Blackstone on November 
23, 1957, in Wilmington, Delaware. He 
attended law school at the University 
of Maryland. Mrs. Nash is a graduate 
of Holton Arms. 

The Rev. Clarence C. Pope, '54. to 
Dr. Martha Julia Haley on October 1. 
1957, in Rayville, Louisiana. He is 
priest-in-charge of St. George's Church. 
Bossier City, Louisiana, and she is a 

James Thomas Wii i.iams. III. '55. 
SAE. to Marianne DuValle Thomas on 
April 27, 1957. in Chattanooga. Both 
Mr. and Mrs. Williams are on the staff 
of the Chattanooga News-Free Press. 

Patrick F. McCaleb. '56, PDT, to 
Janice Lalonde of Toronto, Canada, in 
the summer of 1957. He is in the navy. 
at the School of Aviation Medicine. 
Pensacola. Florida. Mrs. McCaleb at- 
tended Queen's University, Kingston. 

Scott Hamilton Searcy. '56, to Mary 
Louise Collins on May 8. 1957. in Grif- 
fin, Georgia. After attending Sewanee. 
Mr. Searcy went to the University of 
Georgia, where he became a member 
of Phi Delta Theta. He is now in the 


Dr. John R. Ricker, '92, PDT, died 
January 7, 1958, in Houston, Texas, at 
the age of 87. After attending the 
Sewanee Grammar School and the 
College at Sewanee, he received his 
degree in dental surgery from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. He had prac- 
ticed in Houston since 1912. Durin" 
World War I he was a major in the 
medical corps. He is survived by a 
son. Dr. Norman Ricker of Tulsa, and 
two daughters, Miss Vivian Ricker and 
Mrs. Ted Strong of Houston. 

Elias Prioleau Gaillard, '95, ATO, 
died December 25, 1957, in New York 
at the age of 81. Since 1932 he had 
been a stockbroker with the firm ol 
Kidder, Peabody and Co. Previously 
he had worked on coastal surveys, been 
in the real estate business, and served 
with the Guaranty Company for a num- 
ber of years. He had been a big 
game hunter in Canada. He is sur- 
vived by his wife and a son, Stephen 
Lee Gaillard, who writes that his 
father had the happiest memories of 
his years at Sewanee. 

The Rev. Alvin W. Skardon, '98, died 
in Walterboro, South Carolina, on No- 
vember 18, 1957, at the age of 81. He 
attended college and seminary at Se- 
wanee and served churches in Lou- 
isiana and South Carolina. From 1926 
to 1951 he was rector of St. Jude's 
Church in Walterboro. He is survived 
by Mrs. Skardon, five sons, including 
one Episcopal minister, and a daugh- 

army. Mrs. Searcy attended North 
Georgia College. 

Peter Wright. '56, to Carolann Mul- 
heron in September, 1956, in Washing- 
ton. He is assistant executive mana- 
ger of the Truck Body and Equipment 
Association, a trade organization, with 
headquarters in Washington. The 
Wrights live in Centreville, Virginia. 

Heyward B. Roberts, '57, PDT, to 
Peggy Lucille House on December 22. 
1957, in Winchester. Tennessee. Mrs. 
Roberts attended the University of 
Tennessee. They are living in Chatta- 
nooga while he awaits active duty with 
the air force. 

Luther P. Tompkins. '57, KS. to Dor- 
othy Ann Loe on May 25, 1957, in Ar- 
cadia, Louisiana. Brooks Parker, '57. 
KS. was one of the groomsmen. Mr. 
Tompkins attended Centenary College 
and Mrs. Tompkins has studied at Jud- 
son College and Baylor University. 

The Rev. Louis E. Tonsmeire. '57. to 
Sarah Josephine Bond on December 5, 

1957. in Waco, Texas. He is curate at 
All Saints' Church, Birmingham, Ala- 

Stokely Holland. '58. BTP. and Eliz- 
abeth Nelson Clark on January 28, 

1958. in Nashville. They are living m 

Edmund Bellinger Stewart. '59, ATO. 
to Anita Maria Carolina Waring of Se- 
wanee on November 29. 1957, at Look- 
out Mountain. Tennessee. Mrs. Stewart 
U the daughter of Thomas R. Waring, 
'25, instructor at Sewanee Military 
Academy, and Mrs. Waring, matron at 

Samuel W. Walts, '99, PDT, died 
July 30, 1957, in DeLand, Florida. He 
• it tended the Sewanee Grammar School 
and the College, and played on the. 
football team of 1896. He had been a 
citrus grower in Florida. Among his 
survivors are his wife and a daughter, 
Mrs. Millard H. Breyfoglc of Sewa- 
nee, wife of a theological student. 

Dr. Clinton R. Riner. M'00, died 
March 13, 1957, in Savannah, Georgia, 
where he had been living in retire- 
ment. He had practiced in Savannah 
and in Columbia, South Carolina, and 
Greensboro, North Carolina. Durin 
World War I he was a lieutenant col- 
onel in the army medical corps. He 
is survived by Mrs. Riner, three daugh- 
ters, and three sons. 

Dr. Zachary J. Francez, M'03, died 
December 9, 1957, in Arcadia, Louisi- 
ana, after three years of failing health 
He attended Louisiana State Norma! 
at Natchitoches, Sewanee, and the 
University of Tennessee Medicai 
School, where he leceived his M.D. in 
1902. Since 1912 he had practiced ill 
Crowley, Louisiana. He was Arcadia 
paiish coroner for forty-five years. He 
is survived by Mrs. Francez and three 

Wesley Eakin Wheless. '04, KA, died 
March 5, 1957, following a stroke suf- 
fered the day before. He attended the 
Sewanee Grammar School and the 
College, and was a member of the 
football varsity teams of 1901, 1902, and 
1903'. He then returned to Shreveport 
to become associated with the Allen 
Manufacturing Company, a forerunner 
of the firm that he headed for most of 
his adult life. He became president of 
the Allen Millwood Manufacturing 
Corporation when he was twenty-eigh* 
years of age. For thirty-five years he 
was a director of the First National 
Bank, and he took an active part in 
civic, charitable, and religious activi- 
ties in Shreveport. Upon his death, the 
Shreveport Times said that he was "a 
vital part of Shreveport and its pro- 
gress for most of the 73' years of his 
life." He is survived by his wife, two 
sons, a daughter, and two brothers, 
Roger E. Wheless, '06, KA, and N. Hob- 
son Wheless, '13. SAE. Another bro- 
ther. Eakin L. Wheless. A'll, died in 

Wesley E Wmmkss. '01 

February, Xitieteeti Fifty-Eight 


Dr. James E. Boyd, M'03, died in 
January, 1957. He was a graduate of 
the Memphis Hospital Medical College 
and specialized in otolaryngology in 
Killsboro, Texas. 

Dr. Finis Ewing McAlister, M'03, 
died recently. He was a graduate of 
the University of Nashville's medical 
school and practiced in Houston, Texas. 
He is survived by his daughter. 

John Griffis Hazlthurst, A'07, died 
in November, 1957, in Atlanta. He was 
a member of the Georgia Tech foot- 
ball team which spent the summer of 
1908 tutoring at Sewanee. He received 
his degree from Georgia Tech in civil 
engineering in 1911 and was a civil 
engineer, though he did graduate work 
in chemical engineering at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. He lived in Mc- 
Donough, Georgia, and is survived by 
his wife and mother. 

Edmund P. Turner, '08, KA, died last 
April at the age of 70. He was a 
graduate of the Sewanee Grammar 
School and the law department of the 
University of the South and also at- 
tended the University of Virginia. For 
the past thirty years he had been as- 
sociated with the insurance firm of At- 
kins and Ainsley in Washington, D. C. 
He served with the army in World 
War I. 

Bolling Allyn Cross, '09, died on 
November 14, 1957, in Baton Rouge at 
the age of 71. After attending Sewa- 
nee and L. S. U., he completed his law 
studies at Columbia University. Since 
1913 he had practiced in Baton Rouge. 
He is survived by Mrs. Cross, two 
daughters and a son. 

The Rev. Henry A. Willey, '11, died 
January 4, 1958, at Lihue, Kauai, Ha- 
waii, after ten years of retirement due 
to ill health. He was educated at Duke 
and Sewanee and served in Georgia 
before going to Hawaii in 1924. As 
archdeacon of Kauai, he built three 
mission churches, at Eleele, Kilauea, 
and Kekaha, in addition to minis- 
tering to his principal charge, All 
Saints', Kapaa. His church reports: 
"He found great happiness in his la- 
bors for the spiritual benefit of others, 
his kindliness and friendliness were 
known to all people, his humor and 
good will attracted every one." In 1948 
the University of the South conferred 
on him the honorary degree of doctor 
of divinity. He is survived by Mrs. 
Willey. In his memory All Saints' 
Church, Kapaa, Kauai, is building a 
columbarium to be named for him. 
Gifts toward this will be gratefully 
received by the church. 

Maurice M. Morelock, 17, died No- 
vember 17, 1957, in Temple, Texas, at 
the age of 71. He was educated at 
Cumberland University and the Uni- 
versity of Chicago in addition to Se- 
wanee. He had been a lawyer in 
Haynesville, Louisiana, most of his life. 
For a number of years he was pub- 
lisher of the Haynesville News. He 
owned oil interests in various fields in 
North Louisiana and was active in the 
development of several areas. He was 
an elder in the Presbyterian Church. 
He is survived by his wife, two daugh- 
ters, a son, and a brother, Dr. George 
L. Morelock, '13, of Miami, Florida. 

Dr. Henry C. Cortes, '16 

Henry C. Cortes, 16, SAE, died of 
a heart attack on December 6, 1957, 
while vacationing in Honolulu. He and 
Mrs. Cortes were enroute to spend the 
Christmas holidays with their daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Edmund Kirby-Smith, whose 
husband, '"6, SAE, is an army colonel 
on Formosa. He is survived by Mrs. 
Cortes, the former Maria Porcher 
Brooks of Sewanee, Mrs. Kirby-Smith, 
and a son, Henry C. Cortes, Jr., '39, 
SAE, of Dallas. Burial was at Sewa- 

Dr. Cortes was an alumnus of the 
Sewanee Military Academy and the 
College. He received the honorary de- 
gree of doctor of science from the 
University of the South at Commence- 
ment in June. He had retired on No- 
vember 11, his sixty-fifth birthday, as 
vice-president of Magnolia Petroleum 
Company of Dallas, where he had ex- 
ecutive charge of the company's field 
research laboratory and coordination 
of its offshore explorations. He was 
a leading pioneer in oil exploration in 
the Gulf Coast land areas of Louisi- 
ana and Texas, and he had a large part 
in finding several oil fields there. He 
had received international recognition 
for his work on offshore oil explora- 
tion, and had served as president of 
geophysical and geological societies. 

Henry Cortes was ever a devoted 
alumnus of Sewanee who served the 
University in many ways. He had 
looked forward to spending his retire- 
ment in further service to the Uni- 

Dr. George Thomas Sutton, M'04, 
died October 3, 1957. He was a grad- 
uate of the Dallas Medical College and 

Gen. George R. Allin 

The Alumni Office has just learned 
of the death in 1956 of Gen. George 
R. Allin, former superintendent of Se- 
wanee Military Academy. There will 
be an article about Gen. Allin in the 
May Sewanee News. 

practiced in Dallas. He is survived by 
a sister, Mrs. Walter J. Fuston. 

Robert H. Matson, '20, DTD, died 
April 5, 1957, in New York following 
a long illness. After his graduation 
he began a banking career in Mem- 
phis. For several years he was a na- 
tional bank examiner. Since 1929 he 
had been with the First National City 
Eank of New York, becoming a vice- 
president in 1945. He is survived by 
?. son, Robert H., Jr., and a daughter, 
Mrs. George B. Coale, Jr., both of 
Stuyvesant Town, New York. 

William Dickson Woodley, '26, KS, 
an alumnus of the Sewanee Military 
Academy and the College, died last 

The Rev. Cary Breckinridge Wilmer, 
who first taught at Sewanee eighty-two 
years ago, died in January at his home 
in Tampa, Florida, at the age of 98 
His father was the Rev. George T. 
Wilmer, one of Sewanee's first theo 
logical professors, and while visiting 
at home from Kenyon College, the 
youthful Mr. Wilmer was a tutor in 
the Sewanee Grammar School in 1877 
He received the honorary degree of 
doctor of divinity from the University 
in 1906 and returned to Sewanee in 
1924 to teach for eight years as pro- 
fessor of practical theology at St. 
Luke's. His long parochial ministry 
was spent in Florida, Ohio, and 
Georgia, where he was rector of St. 
Luke's Church, Atlanta, for twenty- 
four years, and rector emeritus fol- 
lowing his retirement. Until the last 
two or three years he was a lively 
correspondent and a frequent contribu- J 
tor to religious magazines. He is sur- 
vived by a son, Cary B. Wilmer, Jr., a 
stepson, Phil Amnions of Tampa, and 
a stepdaughter, Mrs. John D. Wing of 
Winter Park, Florida. 

Frank R. Fortune, retired business 
executive who made his home at Se- 
wanee, died January 6. He was the 
father of the Rev. Frank V. D. For- 
tune, '32, chaplain of Sewanee Mili- 
tary Academy. 

Mrs. Thomas L. Hunt died at her 
home at Sewanee on February 4, 1958. 
She was the former Sarah Des Vergers 
of Bainbridge. She is survived by her 
husband, a member of the class of 1925, 
and by a daughter, Claudia Louise. 

Church and 
In The Will 


The Alumni Fund report this year 
includes $1,100 from the estate of Dun- 
can P. Noble, SMA11, of Anniston, 
Alabama, and New York, who divided 
his estate, after life interests of rela- 
tives, between Sewanee and the Church 
of St. Michael and All Angels in An- 
niston. Mr. Noble died August 12, 1956. 
Be came from a family identified with 
the University ever since the Noble." 
came from England to open iron works 
in Alabama. He left four-sixths of his 
estate to the University and two-sixths 
to his church. The University's share, 
now one-sixth, is to be used for schol- 
arships or other purposes, as the Uni- 
versity desires. 


The Sewanee News 

"He might have inspired 

another Pasteur . . ." 

"You should have watched him in the classroom. Any col- 
lege president would have been as proud of him as I was. 
"It was almost magic the way he created a love for learning 
in his students. You could see it in their eyes . . . and in 
their work. 

"He looked worn out the day he finally made up his mind. 
Told me there wasn't anything in the world he'd rather do 
than teach . . . hardest decision he'd ever made to give it up. 

" 'But how can I provide the kind of life I want for my 
family on my college teacher's pay?' he asked. 

"I didn't have an answer for that one. So, he's leaving for 
a new kind of job at twice the salary. 

"But . . . ivho knows what a world of good he might have 
inspired as a teacher!" 

Unfortunately for America, this same 
scene is being repeated all over the coun- 
try. Men and women whose talents as 
teachers could bring great things to pass 
are leaving academic life for other fields. 

This incredible waste hurts all of us. 
For we may well be losing the inspiration 
that could lead some young mind to dis- 
coveries benefiting the whole human 

As a nation whose very destiny de- 
pends on the development of brain- 
power, can we afford to let this situation 

Help the colleges or universities of 
your choice. Help them plan for strong- 
er, better-paid faculties. The returns can 
be greater than you think. 

If you want to know more about what the 
college crisis means to you, send for the free 
booklet "The Closing College Door" to: Box 36, 
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Vol. XXIV, No. 2 

May, 1958 

The Vice-Chancellor's Page. . . . 

Dear Alumnus: 

The cover of this issue of the Alumni News continues the series of four water-color 
sketches by Richard Brough of the University of Alabama which depict important events 
in the establishment of the University. Following the first meeting of the Board of 
Trustees at Lookout Mountain in July, 1857, the next important consideration was 
"Selecting the Site." 

In this picture is shown the visit to the site at Sewanee of Bishop Leonidas Polk, 
chairman of the Committee on Location. He came to this Mountain in the summer of 
1857 at the insistence of Col. V. K. Stevenson, president of the Nashville and Chat- 
tanooga Railroad. With them were John Armfield of Beersheba Springs, John M. Bass, 
and Dr. }. M. Safford. Dr. Safford recorded "the earnest enthusiasm with which the 
Bishop rode over the ground, up one hill and down another, to this spring and to that 
until, reining up his horse in the midst of a beautiful growth of forest trees, and more 
than satisfied, exclaimed, 'Gentlemen, here is the spot, and here shall be the University.' " 

When the trustees met at Montgomery to consider reports from Sewanee and other 
localities, especially Atlanta, Chattanooga, McMinnville and Cleveland, Tennessee, and 
Huntsville, Alabama, Polk was the only member of the board who had visited the site 
chosen on the seventeenth ballot. Here could be found the requirements enumerated 
by Polk in his letter of 1856— centrality in the owning dioceses, accessibility by railroad 
within forty-eight hours, mountain air, pure water, and within the plantation States. 

Here also in the words of Bishops Polk and Elliott was "an area with just enough 
undulation to make it picturesque, covered with large timber, with a rich underbrush of 
grass, and with springs of freestone water yielding four hundred, five hundred, and in 
one case one thousand gallons of water per hour. From this summit the visitor is de- 
lighted with scenes of surpassing beauty, with points of the mountain running in fan- 
tastic shapes into the valleys, like promontories into the ocean, with wooded slopes 
stretching down into the cultivated lands and mingling the wilderness of nature with the 
improvements of man, with fat valleys rich in the bounties of Providence, with an almost 
boundless horizon spreading away toward the far West. And the views vary at a hun- 
dred points of the University lands, for it is the peculiarity of this sandstone to break 
into gorges and open up new scenery at every turn." Such was and still is the Domain 
of the University of the South. 

Cordially yours, 

£&C&^( M&i&£y 

£ E W A N EE J^Cj: W S 

The Chapel narthex (left) is finished to the top of the win- 
dows. Shapard Tow it is about -i'J feet high, almost ready to 
receii-v the largest bells of the Polk Carillon. The chancel 
■ up about .'>0 feet and the wooden east wall, which sepa- 
ratcd the 1907 and 1957 construction, has been removed. 

Walsh Hall (right) is a hollow shell, ready for complete 
renovation with funds from the bequest of Dr. Edward C. 
Ellett, '88. of Mempliis. Tennessee, arid from the Ford Foun- 
dation. It will be renamed Walsh-Ellett Hall. The old Pi 
Omega room is to be rebuilt intact with original furnishings. 

Centennial Commencement Plans 

The Centennial Commencements tor 
University and SMA will follow the 
traditional older of events, with a Cen- 
tennial flavor added. Some changes 
were made necessary by the construc- 
tion at All Saints' Chapel and the Cen- 
tennial Pageant. 

The pageant will be presented twice 
at Hardee Field at 7:30 p.m., on May 22 
and on June 5. Written and directed by 
Miss Charlotte Gailor, it depicts the 
hying of the cornerstone (I860), a civil 
war scene (1863), planting of the Cross 
1 183(5 ), a dance (1831), and a competi- 
tive drill (1890). 

The Alumni Council will meet at 
noon on June 5 at Claramont. Present 
will be class and chapter presidents 
and the general officers of the Associ- 
ated Alumni. 

St. Luke's Alumni Day. June 5. will 
include a business meeting at 3 p.m., 
an address by the Bishop of Natal, 
Evening Prayer, and dinner at 5; 30 p.m. 
a* Claramont at Sewanee, to which 
I i ietuls of St. Luke's are invited. 

Events for the Board of Trustees on 
June (» are as usual, with the opening 
session in the Gymn isium, where th' 
former Ormond Simkins Field House 
has been converte I into a temporary 
chapel, using rereJos and altar from 
All Saints'. 

After the Corporate Communion of 
♦he Alumni on June 7 in St. Luke's 
Chapel, the Centennial Memorial Ser- 
vice will be held at the Cornerstone 
in Louisiana Circle, where the Semi- 
Centennial Memorial Addresses were 
made. Following the alumni meeting 
will be an alumni buffet at Claramont 
(families and friends invited). Special 
reunions have been scheduled for the 

classes of 1908, 1922-1925, 1941-1944, 
and other groups. The Vice-Chancellor 
will be the speaker at the Alumni Din- 
ner that night. Again ladies are in- 

The Baccalaureate Service will be 
held at the Gymnasium, where almost 
as many seats are provided as at All 
Saints'. The Commencement Service 
next day will be held in Manigault 
Park. Alumni may take part in the 
Monday procession either in the alum- 
ni section or that for vested clergy by 
notifying the Alumni Office. 

The Alumni Office is glad to assist 
visitors in making housing plans. Am- 
ple space is available at Sewanee Mili- 
tary Academy, and groups have re- 
served large summer cottages in Mont- 
eagle. Trustees and official guests will 
be housed in University dormitories. 
Detailed Commencement schedules will 
be mailed on request to the Alumni 
Office, where reservations should be 
made for the St. Luke's Dinner on Juno 
5 and the Alumni Dinner on June 7. 

Commencement Speakers 
The orator and preacher for the Cen- 
tennial Commencement reflect the 
early history of the University. The 
speaker will be Roger M. Blough of 
New York, chief executive of United 
tea Steel Corporation. The preacher 
will be the Rt. Rev. T. G. Vernon In- 
man. Bishop of Half of the do- 
main at Sewanee was a gift in 1858 
from the Sewanee Mining Company, 
whose successor corporation is now a 
part of U. S. Steel. As the mining 
company's ten-year deadline for open- 
ing operations approached the Univer- 
sity in 1868. it would have been im- 

possible to begin classes without the 
aid of the world-wide Anglican com- 
munion, including (he Metropolitan of 
South Africa. Bishop Inman's prede- 
cessor, William Kenneth Macrorie, re- 
ceived the thirteenth honorary degree 
awarded by the University. 
Honorary Decrees 
Four honorary degrees in addition to 
the traditional ones given the orator 
and the preacher will be conferred. 
Receiving Litt.D. degrees will be D>\ 
Harry Huntt Ransom, '28, vice-presi- 
dent of the University of Texas, and 
Dr. Henry T. Rowell, chairman of the 
classics department of Johns Hopkins 
University. The Rev. DuBose Mur- 
phy, '18, rector of Christ Church. Tus- 
caloosa, Alabama, and historiographer 
of the Province of Sewanee, will re- 
ceive a D.D. degree. Adolph Steuter- 
man, organist and choirmas'.er of Cal- 
vary Episcopal Church, Memphis, will 
receive a D.Mus. degree. 

Registrar s Report 

The Centennial Report of the Regis- 
trar will be issued shortly by Mrs. 
Rainsford Glass Dudney and Mrs. 
Helen A. Petry. The volume will con- 
tain information on enrollment, de- 
grees, trustees, Commencement preach- 
ers and orators, valedictorians and sa- 
lutatorians, and the constitutional offi- 
cers of the University: chancellors, 
vice-chancellors, chaplains, deans, reg- 
istrars, and treasurers. It will be a 
companion volume to the Centennial 
Alumni Directory. A very limited edi- 
tion will be published. Orders should 
be sent immediately to the Develop- 
ment Office at $1.00 per copy 

May, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 

ofewanee JsQws 

Successor to the Sewanee Alumni News 

The Sewanee News, issued quarterly hy the 
Associated A'umni of The University of th>: 
South, at Sewanee, Tennessee. Entered as second- 
class matter Feb. 25, 1934, at the postoflice at Se- 
wanee, Tenn., under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

MAY, 1958 

Volume XXIV 

No. 2 

Member American Alumni Council 

Arthur Ben Chitty, '35 Editor 

Elizabeth N. Chitty Associate 

Associated Alumni Officers 
J. C. Brown Burch, '21 President 


Harding Woodall, '17 Foundations 

Dr. Andrew B. Small, '27 

Church Support 

Bishop Girault Jones, '28 . . St. Luke's 

E. Ragland Dobbins, '35 Regions 

Berkeley Grimball, '43 _ _ Admissions 

James G. Cate, Jr., '47 Classes 

Fred F. Preaus, A'56 

... S. M. A. 

Dr. Walter M. Hart, '37 _ . Rec. Secty. 
DuVal G. Cravens, Jr., '29 . . Treasurer 
Arthur Ben Chitty, '35.. Exec. Director 


Bishop Frank A. Juhan, '11 

Centennial Fund 

Gen. George R. Allin 

General George R. Allin, who served 
as superintendent of Sewanee Military 
Academy from November, 1942, until 
his retirement in 1948, died June 2, 
1956. He had been living in Carmel. 
California. General Allin was a grad- 
uate of the University of Iowa, of West 
Point, and of the Army War College. 
For four years he served on the fac- 
ulty of West Point. In 1918 he was 
awarded the Distinguished Service 
Medal. His last du+y prior to coming 
to SMA was as commanding officer of 
the Artillery School at Ft. Sill. 

General Allin's six years at SMA 
were one of the high points in the 
school's history. In spite of the difficul- 
ties of operation during the war, in his 
administration the Academy attained 
and kept a capacity enrollment. He 
accumulated a financial surplus which 
made possible the beginning of Gorgas 
Hall. Two of his aims for SMA were 
a separate endowment for the Acad- 
emy and a well-organized alumni 

Mrs. Allin is now living in Dayton, 
Ohio, at 519 Shafer. 

Chapel to Include 
Many Memorials 

A tabulation of memorials already 
accepted for All Saints' Chapel reveals 
that $350,000 has been given or pledged 
for that purpose, according to Bishop 
Frank A. Juhan, chairman of the Se- 
wanee Centennial and member of the 
chepel memorials committee. Every 
preferred gift is screened by the com- 
mittee to insure the propriety of the 
memorial and the suitability of the 

Of the larger gifts, all have been 
given except the organ. Designs for 
the altar and reredos in memory of 
Calvin K. Schwing are being prepared. 
Shapard Tower is rising at the rate of 
about two feet a day. The Polk Me- 
morial Carillon has arrived from France 
and the larger bells have been placed 
in the chapel yard, the smaller ones 
inside a nearby construction shack. 
The DuBose-Finley Memorial Narthex 
is transforming the appearance of the 
west front of the Chapel, the four stone 
window frames being now complete. 

St. Augustine's Chapel, given in hon- 
or of Bishop R. Bland Mitchell by his 
grateful diocese of Arkansas, is com- 
pletely enclosed. Many other integral 
parts of the building have been given 
and will be appropriately marked with 
the names of persons memorialized and 
donors. These include the north door 
of the St. Augustine's wing ($1,000 ■, 
two of three main entrances to the nar- 
thex ($8,000 and $5,000), two of three 
aisle entries from narthex to nave 
($3,500), one clerestory bay ($8,000), 
three of twenty-eight choir stalls ($250 
each), nearly all of the professors' 
stalls ($400 each), and the bishops' 
chairs ($800 each) . The marble floor of 
the chancel has been spoken for. 

The sacristy ($6,000), the War Me- 
morial Shrine ($3,000), the inlaid Uni- 
versity Seal ($2,500), and the credence 
table ($500) have been given. A total 
of $2,100 is on hand towards the organ. 

Of the stained glass, the largest — a 
rose window over the main entrance — 
has been ordered for $20,000. The next 
largest window, over the altar, has 
been pledged for $16,000, as have eight 
sf the twenty-eight aisle windows 
($600 each) and one clerestory win- 
dow ($12,000). 

A list of memorial possibilities yet 
undesignated can be had promptly on 
request from Bishop Juhan who hopes 
that virtually all will have been as- 
signed by midsummer. 

General Convention 

The alumni of St. Luke's will have a 
seminary dinner at the General Con- 
vention in Miami Beach on October 15 
at 7 p. m. The Rev. Hunter Wyatt- 
Brown, '37, is in charge of arrange- 

Come to Sewanee 
This Summer 


The Sewanee Summer Music Cente 
will hold its second session June 15 
July 20, directed by Julius Hegyi of th 
Chattanooga Symphony. Offering su 
perb instruction in all branches of in 
strumental music, including piano, vi 
olin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, bassooi 
and horn, the center is especially de 
signed for high school and college stu 
dents. Unusually proficient junior hig 
school students may attend. Each Sun 
day afternoon the faculty will presen 
a concert. Cost of session: $275. 

The National Symphony Orchestr; 

League will hold a workshop for con 

ductors at Sewanee in August. 


The annual Provincial Laymen's Con 
ference will be June 19-22. The Rev 
Lee G. E. Stevens, O.H.C., will con- 
duct a School of Prayer on June 21 
Families are invited and child care i; 
arranged. Cost for adults: $18; foi 
children: $10 and $8.50. 

The Sewanee Summer Training! 
School, oldest summer conference i: 
the Episcopal Church, will be in ses- 
sion June 23-29. Features are course; 
by Dr. Edward McCrady on "Science 
Philosophy and Religion," and by tht 
Rev. C. Rankin Barnes on Genera 
Convention. Workshops are schedulec 
for laymen, woman's auxiliary, Chris 
tian Education, and two workshops for 
clergy only on marriage and on alco- 
holism. Cost for adults: $36; for chil 
dren: $31 and $18. 

The Provincial House of Young 
Churchmen will come to Sewanee Au- 
gust 14-18. 


The only department of the Univer- 
sity holding a summer session is the 
Graduate School of Theology, July 231 
to August 27. The faculty includes the, 
Rev. Massey H. Shepherd, the Rev. 
Imri Blackburn, the Rev. W. O. Cross, 
the Rev. Pierson Parker, and Dr. John 
S. Marshall. Cost: $140. 

Details on any of these gatherings 
will be sent on request to Summer 
Conference Office, Sewanee, Tennessee. 

News Briefs . . . 

Chancellor Thomas N. Carruthers. 
Vice-Chancellor Edward McCrady, and 
about twenty Sewanee trustees will 
join in conferring the honorary degree 
of Doctor of Civil Law on the Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury in the chapel at 
Lambeth Palace, London, on July 17 at 
2:30 p.m. Ten honorary alumni of the 
University have also been invited to 
the Lambeth Conference. 

Ed Orgill, who carried Sewanee's 
Church Support campaign to un- 
dreamed success after Vice-Chancellor 
Guerry's death, who served as chair- 
man of the Board of Regents, who 
sparked the drive for Gailor Hall, and 
who personally became one of Sewa- 
nee's most generous contributors, has 
announced candidacy for governorship 
of Tennessee. 

The Sewanee News 

SMA: Past, Present and Future 

By Col. Craig Alderman, Superintendent 

This short presentation on the Sewa- 
nec Military Academy is meant to give 
to the Sewanee Alumni, both those 
who spent their days on the Mountain 
at SMA and those who viewed the 
Academy from a half mile distant, as 
well as all our other friends, a look at 
the Academy as it is today; its plant, 
its policies, and activities; and a glance 
in f o the crystal ball to know what we 
hope it will become. 

But before bringing up the present 
and piunging into the lu'ure, a short 
glimpse into the past is appropriate. In 
common with the o f her elements of The 
University of the South, SMA is cele- 
brating the Centennial Year. A part 
of this observance is the appearance of 
the color bearers and color guard at 
ceremonies in the original uniform of 
the Sewanee Grammar School, taken 
from a picture of the younger Gorgas 
when he was a cadet. Also, since sev- 
eral of the first nine s.udents at The 
University of the South were of high 
school or elementary school sta f us, they 
constituted the beginning of the Sewa- 
nee Grammar School Corps of Cadets, 
and the SMA Alumni Association is 
already making plans to observe the 
Centennial of that beginning in 1968. 

The quality of SMA graduates of 
twenty or more years ago is attested 
by the information recently furnished 
by Who's Who in America that on r> 
percentage basis, the Sewanee Military 
Academy ranks third among the Mili- 
ary schools of the United States in the 
number of its graduates appearing in 
Who's Who. 

The physical installation of the Acad- 
emy, except for the addition of Gorgas 
Hall, the new barracks building, is 
much the same as most alumni knew 
it. Except for maintenance repairs and 
some landscaping, no improvements 
have been made to the buildings and 

With the comple'ion of Gorgas Hall, 
five years ago, there was no increase 
in the size of the Corps, but in accor- 
dance with the wishes of the Board of 
Regents the number of cadets was kept 
St about 250. Ins'ead. the number of 
cadets in each room was reduced from 
three to two. This made a great im- 
provement from the cadets' point of 
view for comfort as well as from the 
faculty's for control and for study ar- 

The Academy's Admissions policies 
have been made more strict. Each ap- 
plicant takes an entrance examination, 
preferably the Secondary Schools Ad- 
mission Test, but if the application is 
too late for that, the California Ma- 
turity Test. Only those boys whose 
capabilities indicate that they can do 
the work required and those whose 
character references indicate that they 
will be a credit to themselves and to 
the Academy are accepted. This has 
resulted in a general improvement in 
all respects, academically, disciplinar- 
ily. and in the general spirit of the 

As a preparatory school it is our 

Col Alderman greets Edicard Quin- 
tard. '59, fourth generation cadet, and 
great-great-graudsin of the bishop me- 
morialized by Quintard Hall. 

endeavor always to maintain our aca- 
demic standards on a level wi f h the 
best prep schools in the country. In 
addition to the selection of cadets men- 
tioned above, we try to rssemble the 
best qualified faculty obtainable and to 
retain those who demonstrate their 

To those who are SMA alumni the 
value of the military system is appar- 
ent, but to the others who only view 
it from outside there is sometimes a 
question as to why be military. It is 
military because we believe in the posi- 
tive value of military training in con- 
nection with boys during their secon- 
dary school years. The military organ- 
ization lends itself to the operational 
needs of a boarding school almost as 
though it had been especially designed 
for that purpose. It inculcates in the 
youth habits of neatness, punctuality, 
health, and pride in himself and his 
group. It teaches him the necessity of 
respect for authority, and as he pro- 
gresses, how properly to use authority. 
And in ROTC Schools, as ours, it starts 
him on the road to taking his place as 
a leader of the Armed Forces, where 
all must ultimately serve their coun- 

Athletically, since we do not attempt 
to build our teams cut of proportion to 
the size and character of our Corps, we 
play those schools in the Mid-South 
Association, and a few others, whose 
policies are like ours. Those whose 
teams have been built up to such a de- 
gree that we could offer no competition 
unless we did likewise are not on our 

As to the future, we have plans to 
maintain what we have and improve 
in all departments. As to the physical 
plant, we have plans for a large new- 
building standing in respect to Quin- 
tard Hall on the northeast, as Gorgas 

Sewanee Leads South 
In JVilson Fellowships 

The University of the South stood 
first in the South and fifth in the na- 
tion in the propor'ionate production of 
1958 Woodrow Wilson Fellowship win- 
ners. Sewanee men took six of the 
awards, which computed against an 
opening enrollment of 571, gave an 
average of 1.05 winners per hundred 
undergraduate students. The 1,080 
awards went to graduates in 312 U. S. 
and several Canadian institutions of 
higher learning. In proportion of win- 
ners to size of student body, Reed Col- 
lege in Oregon, with 12 winners from 
an enrollment of 755, was in first place 
with 1.59 winners per hundred stu- 
dents. Haverford, the renowned Qua- 
ker college in Pennsylvania, was sec- 
ond with 1.29 (6 winners from 463 stu- 
dents). Byrn Mawr, the college for 
women, also in Pennsylvania, took third 
place with 1.18 (10 winners in 841 stu- 
dents). Kenyon, an Episcopal college in 
Gambier, Ohio, was in fourth place, 
barely nosing out Sewanee with 1.07 
(6 winners from 557 students). No 
other institution in America had as 
many as one-per-hundred but several 
other noted institutions were close, 
among them Swarthmore (8 out of 
890); Amherst (9 out of 1,066); Bar- 
nard (11 out of 1,322) and Princeton 
(23 out of 3,000). In the South no in- 
stitution except Sewanee was above .5 
students per hundred. 

The awards verified again what re- 
cent surveys have made increasingly 
clear, that the smaller ins f itutions are 
sending a disproportionately large num- 
ber of their graduates into positions of 
distinction and honor in the academic 
world. All of the firs', five schools in 
the Woodrow Wilson selections had 
under 1.000 enrollment. 

In gross numbers, the four leaders in 
the nation were Columbia with 26 win- 
ners. Harvard with 25, Princeton with 
23. and Cornell with 20. In the South 
Johns Hopkins and Texas led with 11, 
North Carolina had 7, while tied with 
6 each were Duke. Vanderbilt, and Se- 
wanee. Several Southern institutions 
had 5 each: Kentucky, Rice, South- 
western Louisiana Institute, Virginia, 
Washington & Lee. 

This is the tliird of a Centennial 
Series {College of Arts and Sciences, 
November. 1957: School of Theology. 
February. 1958). 

does on the southeast. This building 
would contain class rooms and labora- 
tories; a combined auditorium and 
chapel, mess hall and kitchen, and ad- 
ministrative offices. The space made 
available by this would be used for 
common rooms. bo f h cadet and faculty; 
recreational and activity areas; supply 
room and post exchange; and many 
other things now needed. As a part of 
this project, the restoration of Quin- 
tard to its proper s'ate of repair and 
rehabilitation would be included. 

Academically, we shall continue to 
strive for improvement so that we can 
be among those in the forefront, as to 
content of the curriculum as well as of 
quality of instruction and performance. 

We hope to continue in such a way 
that our alumni will be proud always 
that they are graduates of the Scw.'i- 
nee Military Academy. 

May, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 

The special report on American Higher Education in the 
following 32 pages is appearing in 153 alumni magazines with 
a circulation of 1,350,000. Its readership — 100 percent col- 
lege people — would make the mouth of any circulation man 
water. Although many of + he problems posed are not Se- 
wanee's problems, The University of the South does consti- 
tute a part of the large picture of education in America. 
Just where does the College at Sewanee fit in? 

Enrollments everywhere are doubling and trebling, while 
Sewanee is committed to being a small college with a care- 
fully selected group of students. The founders said that 
"the very highest scholarship is never sought for save by a 
limited number of persons," and it is this scholarship which 
the University seeks to miin'.ain. At Sewanee in 1958 there 
are almost exactly as many students as there were in 1948. 
At the Centennial Commencement in 1958 the University 
will award about the same number of degrees as in 1900. 

Universities everywhere are examining their curricula, 
cutting out welding and auto-driving and searching franti- 
cally for a qualified Greek professor. Sewanee has never 
abandoned the liberal arts. Trustees of great non-sectarian 
institutions are anxiously wondering where and how Chris- 
tianity fits into the campus. At Sewanee Christianity is at 
the center, the institution fitting into it. Institutions of 
greater wealth and hoarier age are beset with deficits, but 
the generosity of alumni, friends, and its owner, the Episco- 
pal Church, has balanced the University's budget for eight- 
een years. 

Perhaps the real worth of an institution in its effect on 

At The University of the South 

a unique Order of Gownsmen 

stresses leadership and responsibility 

in an institution where 

students know each other and 

their teachers. 

At Sewanee there are no plans foi 

becoming big but there is continua 

building, improving, replacinj 

worn facilities. ; 

the lives of its students can never be measured, but when, 
colleges are evaluated, Sewanee is found to be: 

First in the South in the proportionate production of 
Rhodes Scholars; the same with Fulbright Scholars; 
the same with Danforth Fellowships; and, in 1958, 
first in the South and fijth in the nation in the pro- 
portionate production of Woodrow Wilson Felloios. 

In Time's issue of May 5, The University of the South is 
listed first in the nation among private men's colleges in! 
total gift income for the fiscal year 1956-1957. The relation- 
ship between the University's academic standing and the 
generosity of its friends and owners and the sacrifice of its 
faculty is not accidental. Some institutions are uncertain 
as to where they are going. Sewanee is not. It is follow- 
ing the direction indicated by its founders, the preparation 
(through Christian training with emphasis on excellence) of 
a small cadre of men who will furnish enlightened and con 
secrated leadership in a variety of callings wherever in this 
world such men are needed. 






THIS is a special report. It is published because the 
time has come for colleges and universities — and 
their alumni — to recognize and act upon some ex- 
traordinary challenges and opportunities. 

Item: Three million, sixty-eight thousand young men and 
women are enrolled in America's colleges and universities 
this year — 45 per cent more than were enrolled six years 
ago, although the number of young people in the eighteen- 
to-twenty-one age bracket has increased only 2 per cent in 
the same period. A decade hence, when colleges will feel 
the effects of the unprecedented birth rates of the mid- 
1940's, today's already-enormous enrollments will double. 

Item: In the midst of planning to serve more students, 
higher education is faced with the problem of not losing 
sight of its extraordinary students. "What is going to happen 
to the genius or two in this crowd?" asked a professor at 
one big unhersity this term, waving his hand at a seemingly 
endless line of students waiting to fill out forms at registra- 


Iigher education in America 
had us beginnings when the Puritans 
Founded a college to (rain their ministers. 
Here, reflected in a modern library 
window, is the chapel spire at Harvard. 

tion desks. "Heaven knows, if the free world ever needed 
to discover its geniuses, it needs to do so now." President 
Robert Gordon Sproul of the University of California 
puts it this way: "If we fail in our hold upon quality, the 
cherished American dream of universal education will 
degenerate into a nightmare." 

Item: A college diploma is the sine qua non for almost 
any white-collar job nowadays, and nearly everybody 
wants one. In the scramble, a lot of students are going 
to college who cannot succeed there. At the Ohio State 
University, for instance, which is required by law to 
admit every Ohioan who owns a high-school diploma 
and is able to complete the entrance blanks, two thousand 
students flunked out last year. Nor is Ohio State's 
problem unique. The resultant waste of teaching talents, 
physical facilities, and money is shocking — to say 
nothing of the damage to young people's self-respect. 

Item: The cost of educating a student is soaring. Like 
many others. Brown University is boosting its fees this 
spring: Brown students henceforth will pay an annual 
tuition bill of 51,250. But it costs Brown $2,300 to 
provide a year's instruction in return. The difference 
between charges and actual cost, says Brown's President 
Barnaby C. Keeney, "represents a kind of scholarship 
from the faculty. They pay for it out of their hides." 

Item: The Educational Testing Service reports that 
lack of money keeps many of America's ablest high- 
school students from attending college — 150,000 last 
year. The U. S. Office ol' Education found not long ago 
that even at public colleges and universities, where 
tuition rates are still nominal, a student needs around 
SI, 500 a year to get by. 

Item: Non-monetary reasons are keeping many promis- 
ing young people from college, also The Social Science 
Research Council offers evidence that fewer than half of 
the students in the upper tenth o\' their high-school 
classes go on to college. In addition to lack of money, 
a major reason for this defection is 'lack o\ motivation." 

Item: At present rates, only one in eight college 
teachers can c\er expect to earn more than $7,500 a 
year. If colleges are to attract and hold competent 
teachers, says I)e\ereux C. Josephs, chairman o\' the 
President's Committee on Education Beyond the High 
School, faculty salaries must be increased by at least 

Irom its simple beginnings, 

American higher education has grown into 

1,800 institutions of incredible 

diversity. At the right is but a sampling 

of their vast interests and activities. 

50 per cent during the next five years. Such an increase 
would cost the colleges and universities around half a 
billion dollars a year. 

Item: Some critics say that too many colleges and 
universities have been willing to accept — or, perhaps 
more accurately, have failed firmly to reject — certain 
tasks which have been offered to or thrust upon them, 
but which may not properly be the business of higher 
education at all. "The professor," said one college 
administrator recently, "should not be a carhop who 
answers every demanding horn. Educational institutions 
must not be hot-dog stands." 

Item: The colleges and universities, some say, are not 
teaching what they ought to be teaching or are not 
teaching it effectively. "Where are the creative thinkers?" 
they ask. Have we, without quite realizing it, grown into 
a nation of gadgeteers, of tailfin technicians, and lost 
the art of basic thought? (And from all sides comes the 
worried reminder that the other side launched their 
earth satellites first.) 

THESE are some of the problems — only some of 
them — which confront American higher education 
in 1958. Some of the problems are higher edu- 
cation's own offspring; some are products of the times. 
But some are born of a fact that is the identifying 
strength of higher education in America: its adaptability 
to the free world's needs, and hence its diversity. 

Indeed, so diverse is it — in organization, sponsorship, 
purpose, and philosophy — that perhaps it is fallacious 
to use the generalization, "American higher education," 
at all. It includes 320-year-old Harvard and the University 
of Southern Florida, which now is only on the drawing 
boards and will not open until 1960. The humanities 
research center at the University of Texas and the 
course in gunsmithing at Lassen Junior College in 
Susanville, California. Vassar and the U. S. Naval 
Academy. The University of California, with its forty- 
two thousand students, and Deep Springs Junior College, 
on the eastern side of the same state, with only nineteen. 
Altogether there are more than 1,800 American insti- 
tutions which offer "higher education," and no two of 
them are alike. Some are liberal-arts colleges, some are 















'mi growth have come problems 

foi the colleges and universities. One ol 

the most pressing, today, is swelling 

enrollments, \lreadj the> are straining 

higher education's campuses and 

teaching resources Bui the present large 

student population is onl> a Fraction 

ol the total expected in the next decade 

vast universities, some specialize in such fields as law, 
agriculture, medicine, and engineering. Some are sup- 
ported by taxation, some are affiliated with churches, 
some are independent in both organization and finance. 
Thus any generalization about American higher edu- 
cation will have its exceptions — including the one that 
all colleges and universities desperately need more money. 
(Among the 1,800, there may be one or two which 
don't.) In higher education's diversity — the result of its 
restlessness, its freedom, its geography, its competitive- 
ness — lies a good deal of its strength. 

A MER1CAN higher education in 1958 is hardly what 
tjk the Puritans envisioned when they founded the 
# \ country's first college to train their ministers in 
1636. For nearly two and a half centuries after that, the 
aim of America's colleges, most of them founded bj 
churches, was limited: to teach young people the rudi- 
ments of philosophy, theology, the classical languages, 
and mathematics Anyone who wanted a more extensive 
education had to go to Europe for it. 

One break from tradition came in 1S76. with the 
founding of the Johns Hopkins University. Here, for the 
first time, was an American institution with European 
standards of advanced stud) in the arts and sciences. 

Other schools soon followed the Hopkins example. 
\nd with the advanced standards came an emphasis on 
research. No longer did American university scholars 

In the flood of vast numbers of students, 

the colleges and universities are concerned that 

they not lose sight of the individuals 

in the crowd. They are also worried about costs: 

every extra student adds to their financial deficits. 


simply pass along knowledge gained in Europe; they 
began to make significant contributions themselves. 

Another spectacular change began at about the same 
time. With the growth of science, agriculture — until 
then a relatively simple art — became increasingly com- 
plex. In the 1850's a number of institutions were founded 
to train people for it, but most of them failed to survive. 

In 1862, however, in the darkest hours of the Civil 
War, Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land-Grant 
Act, offering each state public lands and support for 
at least one college to teach agriculture and the mechanic 
arts. Thus was the foundation laid for the U. S. state- 
university system. "In all the annals of republics," said 
Andrew D. White, the first president of one institution 
founded under the act, Cornell University, "there is no 
more significant utterance of confidence in national 
destiny, out from the midst of national calamity." 

NOW there was no stopping American higher edu- 
cation's growth, or the growth of its diversity. 
Optimistically America moved into the 1900's, 
and higher education moved with it. More and more 
Americans wanted to go to college and were able to do 
so. Public and private institutions were established and 
expanded. Tax dollars by the millions were appropriated, 
and philanthropists like Rockefeller and Carnegie and 
Stanford vied to support education on a large scale. 
Able teachers, now being graduated in numbers by 
America's own universities, joined their staffs. 

In the universities' graduate and professional schools, 
research flourished. It reached outward to explore the 
universe, the world, and the creatures that inhabit it. 
Scholars examined the past, enlaiged and tended man's 
cultural heritage, and pressed their great twentieth- 
century search for the secrets of life and matter. 

Participating in the exploration were thousands of 
young Americans, poor and rich. As students they were 
acquiring skills and sometimes even wisdom. And, with 

their professors, they were building a uniquely American 
tradition of higher education which has continued to 
this day. 

OUR aspirations, as a nation, have never been 
higher. Our need for educational excellence has 
never been greater. But never have the challenges 
been as sharp as they are in 1958. 

Look at California, for one view of American edu- 
cation's problems and opportunities — and for a view of 
imaginative and daring action, as well. 

Nowhere is the public appetite for higher education 
more avid, the need for highly trained men and women 
more clear, the pressure of population more acute. In a 
recent four-year period during which the country's 
population rose 7.5 per cent, California's rose some 
17.6 per cent. Californians— with a resoluteness which 
is, unfortunately, not typical of the nation as a whole — 
have shown a remarkable determination to face and even 
to anticipate these facts. 

They have decided that the state should build fifteen 
new junior colleges, thirteen new state colleges, and five 
new campuses for their university. (Already the state 
has 135 institutions of higher learning: sixty-three private 
establishments, sixty-one public junior colleges, ten state 
colleges, and the University of California with eight 
campuses. Nearly 40 cents of every tax dollar goes to 
support education on the state level.) 

But California has recognized that providing new 
facilities is only part of the solution. New philosophies 
are needed, as well. 

The students looking for classrooms, for example, vary 
tremendously, one from the other, in aptitudes, aims, 
and abilities. "If higher education is to meet the varied 
needs of students and also the diverse requirements of 
an increasingly complex society," a California report 
says, "there will have to be corresponding diversity 
among and within educational institutions. ... It will 




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I accommodate more students 
and to keep pace with increasing demands 
lor complex research work, 
higher education must spend more on construction 

ihis sear than in an> other sear in history. 

not be sufficient for California — or any other state, for 
that matter — simply to provide enough places for the 
students who will seek college admission in future years 
It will also have to supply, with reasonable economy 
and efficiency, a wide range of educational programs." 

Like all of the country, California and Californians 
have some big decisions to make. 

DR LEWIS H. CHRISMAN is a professor of 
English at West Virginia Wesleyan, a Methodist 
college near the town of Buckhannon. He ac- 
cepted an appointment there in 1919, when it consisted 
of just five major buildings and a coeducational student 
body of 1 50. One of the main reasons he took the appoint- 
ment. Dr. Chrisman said later, was that a new library 
was to be built "right away." 

Thirty years later the student body had jumped to 
720. Nearly a hundred other students were taking ex- 
tension and evening courses. The zooming postwar birth 
rate was already in the census statistics, in West Virginia 
as elsewhere. 

But Dr. Chrisman was still waiting for that library. 
West Virginia Wesleyan had been plagued with problems. 
Not a single major building had gone up in thirty-five 
years. To catch up with its needs, the college would have 
to spend $500,000. 

For a small college to raise a half million dollars is 
often as tough as for a state university to obtain perhaps 
ten times as much, if not tougher. But Wesleyan's 
president, trustees, faculty, and alumni decided thai if 
independent colleges, including church-related ones, were 
to be as significant a force in the limes ahead as they had 
been in the past, the) must try. 

Now West Virginia Wesleyan has an eighty-thousand- 
volume library, three other buildings completed, a tilth 
to be ready this spring, and nine more on the agenda 

A group o\' people reached a hard decision, and then 
made it work. Dr. Chrisman's hopes have been more 
than fulfilled 

So it goes, all over America The I S. Office of Edu- 
cation recently asked the colleges and universities how 
much the) are spending on new construction this year. 

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I he most serious shortage that higher education faces 

is in its teaching staffs. Many are underpaid, 

and not enough young people are entering the field. 

Here, left to right, are a Nobel Prizewinning chemist, 

a Bible historian, a heart surgeon, a physicist, and a poet. 

Ninety per cent of them replied. In calendar 1958, they 
are spending $1,078 billion. 

Purdue alone has $37 million worth of construction 
in process. Penn has embarked on twenty-two projects 
costing over $31 million. Wake Forest and Goucher and 
Colby Colleges, among others, have left their old campuses 
and moved to brand-new ones. Stanford is undergoing 
the greatest building boom since its founding. Every 
where in higher education, the bulldozer, advance agent 
of growth, is working to keep up with America's insati- 
able, irresistible demands. 

BUILDING PROJECTS, however, are only the 
outward and visible signs of higher education's 
effort to stay geared to the times. And in many 
ways they are the easiest part of the solution to its 
problems. Others go deeper. 

Not long ago the vice president of a large university 
was wondering aloud. "Perhaps," he said, "we have 
been thinking that by adding more schools and institutes 
as more knowledge seemed necessary to the world, we 
were serving the cause of learning. Many are now calling 
for a reconsideration of what the whole of the university 
is trying to do." 

The problem is a very real one. In the course of her 
200-year-plus history, the university had picked up so 
many schools, institutes, colleges, projects, and "centers" 
that almost no one man could name them all, much less 
give an accurate description of their functions. Other 
institutions are in the same quandary. 

Why? One reason is suggested by the vice president's 
comment. Another is the number of demands which we 
as a nation have placed upon our institutions of higher 

We call upon them to give us space-age weapons and 




polio vaccine. We ask them to provide us with lumber- 
men and liberally educated PTA presidents, doctors and 
statesmen, business executives and poets, teachers and 
housewives. We expect the colleges to give us religious 
training, better fertilizers, extension courses in music 
appreciation, fresh ideas on city planning, classes in 
square dancing, an understanding of medieval literature, 
and basic research. 

The nation does need man) services, and higher edu- 
cation has never been shy about offering to provide a 
great portion of them. Now however, in the face of a 
multitude of pressures ranging from the population 
surge to the doubts many people have about the quality 
of American thought, there are those who are wondering 
if America is not in danger of over-extending its edu- 
cational resources: if we haven't demanded, and if under 
the banner of higher education our colleges and universi- 
ties haven't taken on, too much. 

^%\1KR1CA has never been as ready to pay for its 
L\ educational services as it has been to request 
# » them. A single statistic underlines the point. We 
spend about seven tenths of 1 per cent of our gross 
national product on higher education. (Not that we 
should look to the Russians to set our standards for us 
— but it is worth noting that they spend on higher 
education more than 2 per cent of their gross.) 

As a result, this spring, many colleges and universities 
find themselves in a tightening vise. It is not only that 
prices have skyrocketed; the real cost of providing 
education has risen, too. As knowledge has broadened 
and deepened, for example, more complicated and 
costly equipment has become essential. 

Feeling the financial squeeze most painfully are the 
faculty members. The average salary of a college or 
university teacher in America today is just over S5.000. 
The average salary of a full professor is just over $7,000. 

It is a frequent occurrence on college campuses for a 
graduating senior, nowadays, to be offered a starting 
salary in industry that is higher than that paid to most 
of the faculty men who trained him. 

On humane grounds alone, the problem is shocking. 
But it is not limited to a question of humaneness; there 
is a serious question of national welfare, also. 

"Any institution that fails through inability or de- 
linquency to attract and hold its share of the best 
academic minds of the nation is accepting one of two 
consequences," says President Cornells W. de Kiewiet of 
the University of Rochester. "The first is a sentence of 
inferiority and decline, indeed an inferiority so much 
greater and a decline so much more intractable that 
trustees, alumni, and friends can only react in distress 
when they finally see the truth. . . . 

"The second ... is the heavy cost of rehabilitation 
once the damage has been done. In education as in busi- 
ness there is no economy more foolish than poor mainte- 
nance and upkeep. Staffs that have been poorly maintained 
can be rebuilt only at far greater cost. Since even less- 
qualified and inferior people are going to be in short 
supply, institutions content to jog along will be denied 
even the solace of doing a moderate job at a moderate 
cost. It is going to be disturbingly expensive to do even 
a bad job." 

The effects of mediocrity in college and university 
teaching, if the country should permit it to come about, 
could only amount to a national disaster. 

WITH the endless squeezes, economies, and 
crises it is experiencing, it would not be 
particularly remarkable if American higher 
education, this spring, were alternately reproaching its 
neglecters and struggling feebly against a desperate fate. 
By and large, it is doing nothing of the sort. 

Instead, higher education is moving out to meet its 
problems and, even more significantly, looking beyond 
them. Its plans take into account that it may have twice 
as many students by 1970. It recognizes that it must not, 
in this struggle to accommodate quantity, lose sight of 
quality or turn into a molder of "mass minds." It is con- 
tinuing to search for ways to improve its present teaching. 
It is charting new services to local communities, the 
nation, and vast constituencies overseas. It is entering 
new areas of research, so revolutionary that it must 
invent new names for them. 

^_xceptional students must 

not be overlooked, 

especially in a time when 

America needs to educate 

every outstanding man and woman 

to fullest capacity. The 

students at the right are in a 

philosophy of science class. 


ONS1DER the question of maintaining quality 
amidst quantity. "How," educators ask them- 
selves, "can you educate everyone who is ambi- 

tious and has the basic qualifications, and still have time, 
teachers, and money to spend on the unusual boy or 
girl? Are we being true to our belief in the individual if 
we put everyone into the same mold, ignoring human 
differences? Besides, let's be practical about it: doesn't 
this country need to develop every genius it has?" 

There is one approach to the problem at an institution 
in eastern California, Deep Springs. The best way to get 
there is to go to Reno, Nevada, and then drive about five 
hours through the Sierras to a place called Big Pine. 
Deep Springs has four faculty members, is well endowed, 
selects its students carefully, and charges no tuition or 
fees. It cannot lose sight of its good students: its total 
enrollment is nineteen. 

At another extreme, some institutions have had to 

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devote their time and effort to training as many people 
as possible. The student with unusual talent has had to 
find it and develop it without help. 

Other institutions are looking for the solution some- 
where in between. 

The University of Kansas, for example, like many 
other state universities, is legally bound to accept every 
graduate of an accredited state high school who applies, 
without examinations or other entrance requirements. 
"Until recently," says Dean George Waggoner of Kan- 
sas's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, "many of us 
spent a great deal of our time trying to solve the problem 
of marginal students." 

In the fall of 1955, the university announced a pro- 
gram designed especially for the "gifted student." Its 

objective: to make sure that exceptional young men and 
women would not be overlooked or under-exposed in a 
time of great student population and limited faculty. 

Now Kansas uses state-wide examinations to spot 
these exceptional high-school boys and girls early. It 
invites high-school principals to nominate candidates for 
scholarships from the upper 5 per cent of their senior 
classes. It brings the promising high-school students to 
its Lawrence campus for further testing, screening, and 

When they arrive at the university as freshmen, the 
students find themselves in touch with a special faculty 
committee. It has the power to waive many academic 
rules for them. They are allowed to take as large a bite 
of education as they can swallow, and the usual course 


I_ven in institutions with thousands 
of students, young people with 
extraordinary talents can be spotted 
and developed. This teacher is leading 
an honors section at a big university. 

prerequisites do not apply; they may enter junior and 
senior-level courses if they can handle the work. They 
use the library with the same status as faculty members 
and graduate students, and some serve as short-term 
research associates for professors. 

The force of the program has been felt beyond the 
students and the faculty members who are immediately 
involved. It has sent a current throughout the College of 
Liberal Arts and Sciences. All students on the dean's 
honor roll, for example, no longer face a strict limit in 
the number of courses they may take. Departments have 
strengthened their honor sections or, in some cases, 
established them for the first time. The value of the 
program reaches down into the high schools, too, stimu- 
lating teachers and attracting to the university strong 
students who might otherwise be lost to Kansas. 

Across the country, there has been an attack on the 
problem of the bright student's boredom during his early 
months in college. (Too often he can do nothing but 
fidget restlessly as teachers gear their courses to students 
less talented than he.) Now, significantly large numbers 
are being admitted to college before they have finished 
high school; experiments with new curricula and oppor- 
tunities for small discussion groups, fresh focus, and 
independent study are found in many schools. Founda- 
tions, so influential in many areas of higher education 
today, are giving their support. 

The "quality vs. quantity" issue has other ramifica- 
tions. "Education's problem of the future," says President 
Eldon L. Johnson of the University of New Hampshire, 
"is the relation of mind and mass. . . . The challenge is 
to reach numbers without mass treatment and the 
creation of mass men. ... It is in this setting and this 
philosophy that the state university finds its place." 

And, one might add, the independent institution as 
well. For the old idea that the public school is concerned 
with quantity and the private school with quality is a 
false one. All of American higher education, in its diver- 
sity, must meet the twin needs of extraordinary persons 
and a better educated, more thoughtful citizenry. 

WHAT is a better educated, more thoughtful 
citizenry? And how do we get one? If Ameri- 
ca's colleges and universities thought they 
had the perfect answers, a pleasant complacency might 
spread across the land. 

In the offices of those who are responsible for laying 
out programs of education, however, there is anything 
but complacency. Ever since they stopped being content 
with a simple curriculum of theology, philosophy. Latin. 
Greek, and math, the colleges and universities have been 
searching for better ways of educating their students in 
breadth as uell as depth. And they are still hunting. 

Take the efforts at Amherst, as an example of what 
many are doing. Since its founding Amherst has devel- 
oped and refined its curriculum constantly. Once it 
offered a free elective system: students chose the courses 
they wanted. Next it tried specialization: students selected 
a major field of study in their last two years. Next, to 
make sure that they got at least a taste of many different 
fields, Amherst worked out a system for balancing the 
elective courses that its students were permitted to select. 

But by World War II, even this last refinement seemed 
inadequate. Amherst began — again — a re-evaluation. 

When the self-testing was over, Amherst's students 
began taking three sets of required courses in their fresh- 
man and sophomore years: one each in science, history, 
and the humanities. The courses were designed to build 
the groundwork for responsible lives: they Nought 
to help students form an integrated picture o\~ civiliza- 
tion's issues and processes. (But they were not "surveys" 
— or what Philosophy Professor Gail Kennedy, chairman 
of the faculty committee that developed the program, 
calls "those superficial omnibus affairs.") 

How did the student body react? Angrily. When Pro- 
fessor Arnold B. Arons first gave his course in physical 
science and mathematics, a wave of resentment arose. It 
culminated at a mid-year dance. The music stopped, con- 
versations ceased, and the students observed a solemn, 
two-minute silence. They called it a "Hate Arons Silence." 

But at the end of the year they gave the professor a 
standing ovation. He had been rough. He had not pro- 
vided his students with pat answers. He had forced them 
to think, and it had been a shock at first. But as they got 
used to it, the students found that thinking, among all of 
life's experiences, can sometimes be the most exhilarating. 

TO TEACH them to think: that is the problem. 
It is impossible, today, for any school, under- 
graduate or professional, to equip its students 
with all the knowledge they will need to become compe- 
tent engineers, doctors, farmers, or business men. On the 
other hand, it can provide its students with a chance to 
discover something with which, on their own, they can 
live an extraordinary life: their ability to think. 

THUS, in the midst of its planning for swollen 
enrollments, enlarged campuses, balanced bud- 
gets, and faculty-procurement crises, higher edu- 
cation gives deep thought to the effectiveness of its 
programs. When the swollen enrollments do come and 
the shortage of teachers does become acute, higher 
education hopes it can maintain its vitality. 



lo improve the effectiveness of their 
teaching, colleges and universities 
are experimenting with new techniques like 
recordings of plays (above) and television, 
which (left) can bring medical students 
a closeup view of delicate experiments. 

To stretch teaching resources without sacrificing (and, 
perhaps, even improving) their effectiveness, it is explor- 
ing such new techniques as microfilms, movies, and 
television. At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, 
New York, the exploration is unusually intense. 

RP1 calls its concerted study "Project Reward." How 
good, Project Reward asks, are movies, audio-visual aids, 
closed-circuit television? How can we set up really ef- 
fective demonstrations in our science courses? How much 
more effective, if at all, is a small class than a big one? 
Which is better: lectures or discussion groups? Says Roland 
H. Trathen, associate head of Rensselaer's department 
of mechanics and a leader in the Project Reward enter- 
prise, when he is asked about the future, "If creative 
contributions to teaching are recognized and rewarded 
in the same manner as creative contributions to research, 
we have nothing to fear." 

The showman in a good professor comes to the fore 
when he is offered that new but dangerous tool of com- 
munication, television. Like many gadgets, television can 
be used merely to grind out more degree-holders, or — in 
the hands of imaginative, dedicated teachers — it can be 
a powerful instrument for improvement. 

Experiments with television are going on all over the 
place. A man at the University of Oregon, this spring, 
can teach a course simultaneously on his own campus 
and three others in the state, thanks to an electronic link. 
Pennsylvania State experimented with the medium for 
three years and discovered that in some cases the TV 
students did better than their counterparts who saw their 
instructors in the flesh. 

The dangers in assembly-line education are real. But 
with new knowledge about how people actually learn — 
and new devices to help them learn — interesting pos- 
sibilities appear. 

Even so, some institutions may cling to time-worn 
notions about teaching until they are torn loose by 
the current of the age. Others may adulterate the quality 
of their product by rushing into short-cut schemes. The 
reader can hope that his college, at least, will use the 
new tools wisely: with courage yet with caution. Most 
of all, he can hope that it will not be forced into adopting 
them in desperation, because of poverty or its inability 
to hold good teachers, but from a position of confidence 
and strength. 

^VMERICAN higher education does not limit itself 

L m \ to college campuses or the basic function of edu- 
m \ eating the young. It has assumed responsibility 
for direct, active, specific community service, also. 
"Democracy's Growing Edge," the Teacher's College 

of the University of Nebraska calls one such service 
project. Its sponsors are convinced that one of the basic 
functions of local schools is to improve their communi- 
ties, and they are working through the local boards of 
education in Nebraska towns to demonstrate it. 

Consider Mullen (pop. 750), in northwest Nebraska's 
sandhills area, the only town in its cattle-ranching county. 
The nearest hospital is ninety miles away. Mullen needs 
its own clinic; one was started six years ago, only to bog 
down. Under the university's auspices, with Mullen's 
school board coordinating the project and the Teacher's 
College furnishing a full-time associate coordinator, the 
citizens went to work. Mullen now has its clinical facilities. 

Or consider Syracuse, in the southeast corner of the 
state, a trading center for some three thousand persons. 
It is concerned about its future because its young people 
are migrating to neighboring Lincoln and Omaha; to 
hold them, Syracuse needs new industry and recreational 
facilities. Again, through the university's program, towns- 
people have taken action, voting for a power con- 
tract that will assure sufficient electricity to attract 
industry and provide opportunities for its youth. 

Many other institutions currently are offering a variety 

of community projects — as many as seventy-eight at one 
state university this spring. Some samples: 

The University of Dayton has tailored its research 
program to the needs of local industry and offers training 
programs for management. Ohio State has planted the 
nation's first poison plant garden to find out why some 
plants are poisonous to livestock when grown in some 
soils yet harmless in others. Northwestern's study of 
traffic problems has grown into a new transportation 
center. The University of Southern California encourages 
able high-school students to work in its scientific labora- 
tories in the summer. Regis College runs a series of 
economics seminars for Boston professional women. 

Community service takes the form of late-afternoon 
and evening colleges, also, which offer courses to school 
teachers and business men. Television is in the picture, 
too. Thousands of New Yorkers, for example, rise before 
dawn to catch New York University's "Sunrise Semester," 
a stiff and stimulating series of courses on WCBS-TV. 

In California, San Bernardino Valley College has gone 
on radio. One night a week, members of more than seventy- 
five discussion groups gather in private homes and turn 
on their sets. For a half hour, they listen to a program 


such as "Great Men and Great Issues" or "The Ways of 
Mankind," a study of anthropology. 

When the program is over (it is then 8:30), the living- 
room discussions start. People talk, argue, raise ques- 
tions — and learn. One thousand of them are hard at it, 
all over the San Bernardino Valley area. 

Then, at ten o'clock, they turn on the radio again. A 
panel of experts is on. Members of the discussion groups 
pick up their phones and ask questions about the night's 
topic. The panel gives its answers over the air. 

Says one participant, "I learned that people who once 
seemed dull, uninteresting, and pedestrian had exciting 
things to say if I would keep my mouth shut and let 
them say it." 

When it thinks of community services, American higher 
education does not limit itself to its own back yard. 

Behind the new agricultural chemistry building at the 
University of the Philippines stand bare concrete columns 
which support nothing. The jungle has grown up around 
their bases. But you can still see the remains of buildings 
which once housed one of the most distinguished agri- 
cultural schools in the Far East, the university's College 
of Agriculture. When Filipinos returned to the campus 
after World War II, they found virtually nothing. 

The needs of the Philippines' devastated lands for 
trained men were clear and immediate. The faculty began 
to put the broken pieces back together again, but it was 
plain that the rebuilding would take decades. 

In 1952, Cornell University's New York State College 
of Agriculture formed a partnership with them. The ob- 
jective: to help the Filipinos rebuild, not in a couple of 
generations, but in a few years. Twelve top faculty mem- 
bers from Cornell have spent a year or more as regular 
members of the staff. Filipinos have gone to New York 
to take part in programs there. 

Now, Philippine agriculture has a new lease on life — 
and Filipinos say that the Cornell partnership should 
receive much of the credit. Farms are at last big enough 
to support their tenants. Weeds and insects are being 
brought under control. Grassland yields are up. And the 
college enrollment has leaped from little more than a 
hundred in 1945 to more than four thousand today. 

In Peru, the North Carolina College of Agriculture 
and Engineering is helping to strengthen the country's 
agricultural research; North Carolina State College is 

In fVDDmoN to teaching and conducting 
research, America's colleges and universities 
offer a wide range of communitj services. 
At the left arc hunilrcils of curriculum 
materials available at one stale university, 


loNb o( its services can function 
effectively unless higher education 
remains free. Freedom to pursue 
knowledge is the strongest attraction 
of college and university teaching. 

helping to develop Peruvian research in textiles; and the 
University of North Carolina co-operates in a program 
of technical assistance in sanitary engineering. In Liberia, 
Prairie View A. and M. College of Texas (the Negro 
college of the Texas A. and M. system) is working with 
the Booker Washington Agricultural and Industrial Insti- 
tute to expand vocational education. Syracuse University 
is producing audio-visual aids for the Middle East, par- 
ticularly Iran. The University of Tennessee is providing 
home-economics specialists to assist in training similar 
specialists in India. The University of Oregon is working 
with Nepal in establishing an educational system where 
none existed before (only eleven persons in the entire 
country of 8.5 million had had any professional training 
in education). Harvard is providing technical advice and 
assistance to Latin American countries in developing 
and maintaining nutrition programs. 

THUS emerges a picture of American higher edu- 
cation, 1958. Its diversity, its hope that it can 
handle large numbers of students without losing 
sight of quality in the process, its willingness to extend 
its services far beyond its classrooms and even its home 
towns: all these things are true of America's colleges and 
universities today. They can be seen. 

But not as visible, like a subsurface flaw in the earth's 
apparently solid crust, lie some facts that may alter the 
landscape considerably. Not enough young people, for 
instance, are currently working their way through the 
long process of preparation to become college and uni- 
versity teachers. Others, who had already embarked on 
faculty careers, are leaving the profession. Scholars and 
teachers are becoming one of the American economy's 
scarcest commodities. 

Salary scales, as described earlier in this article, are 
largely responsible lor the scarcity, but not entirely. 

Three facult) members at the University of Oklahoma 
sat around a table not long ago and tried to explain why 
the) arc staying where the) arc Ml are young. All are 
brilliant men who have turned down lucrative jobs in 
business or industry. All have been offered higher-paying 
posts at other universities. 

^—verywhere — in business, government, 
the professions, the arts — college 
graduates are in demand. Thus society pays 
tribute to the college teacher. 
It relies upon him today as never before. 

"It's the atmosphere, call it the teaching climate, that 
keeps me here," said one. 

"Teachers want to know they are appreciated, that 
their ideas have a chance," said another. "I suppose you 
might say we like being a part of our institution, not 
members of a manpower pool." 

"Oklahoma has made a real effort to provide an op- 
portunity for our opinions to count," said the third. "Our 
advice may be asked on anything from hiring a new pro- 
fessor to suggesting salary increases." 

The University of Oklahoma, like many other institu- 
tions but w//like many more, has a self-governing faculty. 
"The by-products of the university government," says 
Oklahoma's Professor Cortez A. M. Ewing, "may prove 
to be its most important feature. In spite of untoward 
conditions — heavy teaching loads, low salaries, and mar- 
ginal physical and laboratory resources, to mention a 
few — the spirit of co-operation is exceeded only by the 
dedication of the faculty." 

The professor worth his title must be free. He must be 
free to explore and probe and investigate. He must be 
free to pursue the truth, wherever the chase may take 
him. This, if the bread-and-butter necessities of salary 
scales can be met, is and will always be the great attrac- 
tion of college and university teaching. We must take 
care that nothing be allowed to diminish it. 

GONE is the old caricature of the absent-minded, 
impractical academician. The image of the col- 
lege professor has changed, just as the image of 
the college boy and the college alumnus has changed. If 
fifty years ago a college graduate had to apologize for his 
education and even conceal it as he entered the business 
world, he does so no longer. Today society demands the 
educated man. Thus society gives its indirect respect to 
the man who taught him, and links a new reliance with 
that respect. 

It is more than need which warrants this esteem and 
reliance. The professor is aware of his world and 
travels to its coldest, remotest corners to learn more 
about it. Nor does he overlook the pressing matters at 
the very edge of his campus. He takes part in the Inter- 
national Geophysical Year's study of the universe; he 
attacks the cancer in the human body and the human 
spirit; he nourishes the art of living more readily than 
the art of killing; he is the frontiersman everywhere. He 
builds and masters the most modern of tools from the 
cyclotron to the mechanical brain. He remembers the 
artist and the philosopher above the clamor of the 

The professor still has the color that his students recall, 

and he still gets his applause in the spring at the end of 
an inspiring semester or at the end of a dedicated career. 
But today there is a difference. It is on him that the nation 
depends more than ever. On him the free world relies — 
just as the enslaved world does, too. 

DR. SELMAN A. WAKSMAN of Rutgers was 
not interested in a specific, useful topic. Rather, 
he was fascinated by the organisms that live in 
a spadeful of dirt. 

A Russian emigrant, born in a thatched house in 
Priluka, ninety miles from the civilization of Kiev, he 
came to the United States at the age of seventeen and 
enrolled in Rutgers. Early in his undergraduate career he 
became interested in the fundamental aspects of living 
systems. And, as a student of the College of Agriculture, 
he looked to the soil. For his senior project he dug a 
number of trenches on the college farm and took soil 
samples in order to count the different colonies of bacteria. 

But when he examined the samples under his micro- 
scope, Waksman saw some strange colonies, different 
from either bacteria or fungi. One of his professors said 
they were only "higher bacteria." Another, however, 
identified them as little-known organisms usually called 

Waksman was graduated in 1915. As a research as- 
sistant in soil bacteriology, he began working toward a 
master's degree. But he soon began to devote more and 
more time to soil fungi and the strange actinomyces. He 
was forever testing soils, isolating cultures, transferring 
cultures, examining cultures, weighing, analyzing. 

Studying for his Ph.D. at the University of California, 
he made one finding that interested him particularly. 
Several groups of microbes appeared to live in harmony, 
while others fed on their fellows or otherwise inhibited 
their growth. In 1918 Waksman returned to Rutgers as 
a microbiologist, to continue his research and teaching. 


VJome research by faculty 
members strikes people as "point- 
less." It was one such 
pointless project that led 
Dr. Selman A. Waksman (left) to 
find streptomycin. Good basic 
research is a continuing need. 


■ ■ 


In 1923 one of his pupils, Rene Dubos, isolated tyro- 
thricin and demonstrated that chemical substances from 
microbes found in the soil can kill disease-producing 
germs. In 1932 Waksman studied the fate of tuberculosis 
bacteria in the soil. In 1937 he published three papers on 
antagonistic relations among soil micro-organisms. He 
needed only a nudge to make him turn all his attention 
to what he was later to call "antibiotics." 

The war provided that nudge. Waksman organized his 
laboratory staff for the campaign. He soon decided to 
focus on the organisms he had first met as an undergradu- 
ate almost thirty years before, the actinomyces. The first 
antibiotic substance to be isolated was called actinomy- 
cin, but it was so toxic that it could have no clinical 
application; other antibiotics turned out to be the same. 
It was not until the summer of 1943 that the breakthrough 

One day a soil sample from a heavily manured field 
was brought into the laboratory. The workers processed 
it as they had processed thousands of others before. But 
this culture showed remarkable antagonism to disease- 
producing bacteria. It was a strain — streptomyces griseus 
— that Waksman had puzzled over as a student. Clinical 
tests proved its effectiveness against some forms of pneu- 
monia, gonorrhea, dysentery, whooping cough, syphilis, 
and, most spectacularly, TB. 

Streptomycin went into production quickly. Along 
with the many other antibiotics that came from the soil, 
it was labeled a "miracle drug." Waksman received the 
Nobel Prize and the heartfelt praise of millions through- 
out the world. 

In a sense, discoveries like Dr. Waksman's are acci- 
dents; they are unplanned and unprogrammed. They 
emerge from scholarly activity which, judged by appear- 
ances or practical yardsticks, is aimless. But mankind 
has had enough experience with such accidents to have 
learned, by now, that "pure research" — the pursuit of 
knowledge for the sake of knowledge alone — is its best 
assurance that accidents will continue to happen. When 
Chicago's still-active Emeritus Professor Herman Schles- 
inger got curious about the chemical linkage in a rare 
and explosive gas called diobrane, he took the first steps 
toward the development of a new kind of jet and rocket 
fuel — accidentally. When scientists at Harvard worked 
on the fractionization of blood, they were accidentally 
making possible the development of a substitute for whole 
blood which was so desperately needed in World War II. 

But what about the University of Texas's Humanities 
Research Center, set up to integrate experiments in lin- 
guistics, criticism, and other fields? Or the Missouri 
expedition to Cyprus which excavated an Early-Bronze- 


lo find the most promising young 
people of America and then provide them 
with exceptional educational opportunities: 
that is the challenge. Above, medical 
school professors vote on a candidate. 


Age site at Episkopi three years ago and is planning to 
go back again this year? Or the research on folk ballads 
at the University of Arkansas? In an age of ICBM's, what 
is the value of this work? 

If there is more to human destiny than easing our toils 
or enriching our pocketbooks, then such work is im- 
portant. Whatever adds to man's knowledge will inevi- 
tably add to his stature, as well. To make sure that higher 
education can keep providing the opportunities for such 
research is one of 1958 man's best guarantees that human 
life will not sink to meaninglessness. 

L\ the conditions of modern life, the rule is abso- 
m \ lute: the race which does not value trained 
intelligence is doomed." 

In recent months, the American people have begun to 
re-learn the truth of Whitehead's statement. For years 
the nation has taken trained intelligence for granted — or, 
worse, sometimes shown contempt for it, or denied the 
conditions under which trained intelligence might flour- 
ish. That millions are now recognizing the mistake — and 
recognizing it before it is too late — is fortunate. 

Knowing how to solve the problem, however, and 
knowing how to provide the means for solution, is more 

But again America is fortunate. There is, among us, a 
group who not only have been ahead of the general 
public in recognizing the problem but who also have the 
understanding and the power, now, to solve it. That group 
is the college alumni and alumnae. 

"Years ago Dr. Hu Shih, the scholar who was then 
Chinese ambassador to the United States, said America's 
greatest contribution to education was its revolutionary 
concept of the alumnus: its concept of the former student 
as an understanding, responsible partner and champion. 

Today, this partner and champion of American higher 
education has an opportunity for service unparalleled in 
our history. He recognizes, better than anyone, the es- 
sential truth in the statement to which millions, finally, 
now subscribe: that upon higher education depends, in 
large part, our society's physical and intellectual sur- 
vival. He recognizes, better than anyone else, the truth 
in the statement that the race can attain even loftier goals 
ahead, by strengthening our system of higher education 
in all its parts. As an alumnus — first by understanding, 
and then by exercising his leadership — he holds within 
his own grasp the means of doing so. 

Rarely has one group in our society — indeed, every 
member of the group — had the opportunity and the 
ability for such high service. 

^_ducation of high quality for as 
many as are qualified for it has been a 
cherished American dream. Today 
we are too close to realizing that dream 
not to intensify our striving for it. 

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About Sew a nee Alumni 

For All- Time Record Total Gifts 

Keeping track of Sewanee alumni is 
easier these days when an increasing 
number mail *o the alumni office trip- 
insurance policies with the University 
named as beneficiary. The devout hope 
that none will ever be collected is 
mixed with gratification that an alum- 
nus should think generously of Sewa- 
nee at what is admittedly a solemn mo- 

The Rev. John M. Allin, '43, raises 
to 'hree the number of Sewanee alum- 
ni serving as college presidents. The 
rector of Grace Church, Monroe, Lou- 
isiana, has ace ;pted a call to head All 
Saints" Junior College for girls in 
Vicksburg. He joins Dr. C. Frederick 
Hard. '22. of Scripps College and Dr. 
Philip G. Davidson, '22, of the Univer- 
sity of Louisville. With pardonable 
pride we recall that the Rev. Wood B. 
Carper. '32. declined presidency ofSea- 
bury-Western Seminary in Evanston 
to remain on the faculty at General 

Other presidencies: Coleman Har- 
well, president of Sewanee's class of 
1926. is the new president of the As- 
sociated Press Managing Editors As- 
sociation. Q. T. Hardtner. Jr.. '27, is 
president of the Southern Pine Associ- 
ation. Herbert E. Smith. Jr.. '36, is 
president of the Vulcan Rivet and Bolt 
Corporation of Birmingham. 

To permit American soldiers to earn 
college-credit abroad, the Seine area 
command cooperates with the Univer- 
sity of Maryland in an Overseas pro- 
gram. Heading the project, which en- 
rolls 30.000 G.I.'s in Europe, is John B. 
Ransom. '42, whose mother lives at Se- 
wanee. One of the faculty members 
(Principles of Sociology) is E. Lucas 
Myers. '53, whose parents live at Se- 

The Sewanee colony in Europe is al- 
most ready for Dominion status. Be- 
sides Ransom and Luke Myers, there 
are Hobart Myers with the Berliner 
Ballet, Cynthia Sanborn Smith with 
three daughters. Waring McCrady, Lyle 
McConnell, John and Mary Polk Kir- 
by-Smith, Wendell and Lois Kline, and 
heaven knows w-ho! 

News Briefs . . . 

Space prevents rdequate tribute to 
Sewanee's centennial year debaters but 
tor the record be it known that, in its 
first cross-examination debate tourna- 
ment last December, with two fresh- 
men on the team, Sewanee defeated 
McGill. Ohio State. Pittsburgh. Temple. 
Toronto, and Woos f er in a 54-college 
meet finally von by the University of 

The Tupper Saussy LP recording 
"Jazz at Sewanee" his been favorably 
reviewed in Poland and Sweden as 
well as numerous points nearer home. 
A few pressings of this excellent RCA 
disc are still available at the Supply 
Store at S4.50 plus pos'age. 


prior Cleveland. Weed, 

Soaper, Blacklock 66 

1898 Shields 31 

1899 Jemison 21 

1900 41 

1901 Bull 30 

1902 Atkins 22 

1903 Smith 42 

1904 Lewis 64 

1905 Pugh 35 

1906 de Rosset 48 

1907 Watkins 58 

1908 Greer 35 

1909 Ellis 47 

1910 Cheape 30 

1911 Juhan 56 

1912 Scruggs 38 

1913 Armes 16 

1914 Gerhart 22 

1915 Hamilton 25 

1916 Ossman 48 

1917 Morris 44 

1918 Fooshet 47 

1919 Chisolm 38 

1920 Stoney 62 

1921 Burch - 59 

1922 Witherspoon 71 

1923 Rather 93 

1924 Short 69 

1925 Jones 72 

1926 Harwell 94 

1927 Turner 74 

1928 Earnest - 102 

1929 Schoolheld 132 

1930 Parker 91 

1931 EzzeU 122 

1932 Patton 113 

1933 Ames 87 

1934 Har* 82 

1935 Ruch 82 

1936 Craighill - 79 

1937 Gravdon 73 

1938 Wilkerson 86 

1939 Guerry 78 

19 !0 Stoney 74 

1941 DeWolfe 82 

1942 Sutherland 105 

1943 Greer 120 

1944 Sullivan 96 

1945 Nelson 93 

1946 Karsten 67 

1947 Cate 90 

1948 Hughes 72 

1949 Guerry 181 

1950 Doss 231 

1951 Bartlett 213 

1952 Patterson 168 

19J3 Wvatt-Brown 189 

1954 Woods 257 

19.X5 Doswell 190 

\9'X McGee 258 

1957 Palmer 217 




Gifts from others 






S 73,167 




























































































































S 372,775 



S 842.899 

SI. 740.299 

May t Nineteen Fifty-Eight 

Gifts by or in Memory of 

These Sewanee Alumni 


* Donor Deceased 
(B) Bequests 
(M) Memorial 


Rev. John A. Harris* (M) 

lames A. Lanier*(M) 


Benjamin F. Whitner*(M) 


Dr. John H. P. Hodgson*(B) 
Dr. Philip M. Hodgson* (M) 


Dr. Hen/y W. Blanc* (M) 


William D. Cleveland. Ii. 
Frank P. Phillips*(M) 


Dr. William Egleston*(B) 
Robert W. B. Elliott 
George Hamman*(M) 
Henry T. Soaper 
lames C. Watson 


Rev. James M. Magruder'(M) 
Rev. John Beean*(B) 
Spruille Burford. Jr. 
\ ery Rev. J. Wilmer Gresham* 
Dr. R. M. Kirby-Smith 
Rev. Caleb B. K. Weed 
Brig. Gen. H. C. Williams 


William B. Benjamin 
Alexander G. Blacklock 
Frank G. Hogan 
Rev. Thomas P. Noe 
Dr. Oscar N. Torian 
Samuel W. Walts* (M) 
Dr. William Weston 


Richard W. Hogue*(M) 
Dr. Robert S. Barrett 
Dr. J. B. Cummins 
Judce Bayard B. Shields 
Patrick L. Stacker*(M) 
Rt. Rev. A. S. Thomas 


Rt. Rev. Kirkman G. Finlay*(Ml 


Ilarbert W. Benjamin 
Rev. W. S. Claiborne* (M) 
Clarkson Galleher*(M) 
Robert Jemison, Jr. 
Dr. Henry J. Savage 
Dr. Henry G. Seibels 
Rev. Haro'd Thomas 
Rev. W. P. Witsell 
A. P. Wooldridge. Jr. 
Milton Bacon*(M) 
Capt. James A. Bull*(M) 
J. Z. Cleveland 

Dr. J. G. deRoulhac Hamilton 
Bradley B. Hogue*(M) 
Huger W. Jervey*(M) 
Ralph Nesbif(M) 
Karl W. Selden 
David A. Shepherd 
Lawrence M. Williams* (M) 








Patterson . . 





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John C. Avery*(M) 

Ralph P. Black 

Col. Henry T. Bull 

George P. Egleston*(M) 

Rev. G. Hendree Harrison*(M) 

Dr. Calvin D. Lindley 

lames T. Mann*(M) 

Dr. James T. Williams, Jr. 


Rev. John N. Atkins 
Albert A. Carrier 
Rev. John C. Goodman* 
Rt. Rev. Walter Mitchell 
Dr. Henry H. Niehuss 
Vernon S. Tupper*(M) 
Dr. G. J. Winthrop*(M) 


Robert W. Barnwell 
Preston S. Brooks*(M) 
Dr. Henry M. Burnham 
Rev. Dwight F. Cameron 
G. Bowdoin Craighill 
Robert E. Cowart*(M) 
Thomas Evans 
Richard L. Lodge 
John P. Neff 
Coles Phinizy*(M) 
Dr. Herbert E. Smith 
J. Bayard Snowden 


George W. Croft* (M) 
Capt. William J. Hine 
Raymond D. Knight 
William W. Lewis 
Rev. Harris Masterson*(B ) 
George Shelby 
Jesse L. Suter*(M) 
Wesley E. Wheless*OVI) 


Dr. Rupert M. Colmore 
Rev. Emile S. Harper 
Rev. Homer Leach Hoover 
Lilo S. Munger 
Rev. W. S. Poyner 
Rev. Prentice A. Pugh 


Col. William G. deRosset 
Dr. Marye Dabnev 


Bower W. Barnwell 

James Rice Brown 

John Lewis Cobbs, Jr. 

Dr. E. P. Coppedge 

David R. Dunham 

Ford P. Fuller 

Dr. Henry M. Gass*(M) 

Rev. Joseph H. Harvey' 

Rev. L. E. Hubard 

Monro B. Lanier 

David Lynch*(M) 

Rev. George B. Myers 

Rev. A. C. D. Noe 

George Edward Porter 

Dr. Eli Powell 

Char'es MrD. Puckette*(Ml 

1 W. Scarbrough 

Samuel M. Sharpe 

Henry B. Sparkman 

Dr. William A. Strickland 

George L. Watkins 

David G. Wettlin 

Marcellus S. Whaley 


John B. Greer 

Rev. Bai tholomevv F. Huske 

Sorsbv Jemison 

Rt. Rev. R. Bland Minhe't 

A. H. Wads worth 

Gen. L. Kemper Williams 


Rev. A. G. Branwell Ber.nell 
Thomas A. Cox, Jr. 
H. B. Crosby 
Boiling A. Cross*(M) 
Judge Carey J. EHis 
Frank W. Gaines 
James L. Harris 
Frank C. Hillyer 
William Lebby*(M) 
Kenneth McD. Lyne 
Samuel McGowan 
Rev. Joseph L. Meade 
Rev. Newton Midleton 
David E. Sibert 
Fielding Vaughan 


G. Wi'son Baltzell 
Eric P. Cheape 
Ben D. Lebo 
Dr. Charles S. Moss 
Dr. William B. Sharp 
Henry J. Whitfield* 


Ben F. Cameron 

Capt. Greer A. Duncan 

Frank C. Eastman, Jr. 

Kuik.Ii Ensley*(M) 
Frank M. Gillespie" 1 
Aimison Jonnard*(M) 
Rt. Rev. Frank A. Juhan 
Dr. James T. MacKenzie 
Burkctt Miller 
Rt. Rev. J. M. Stoney 
Thomas P. Stoney 


John E. Beattie 
Col. Paul G. Bell 
Gen. Alvan C. Gillem 
William M. Grayson 
Frank N. Green 
Edwin L. Scruggs 
Jack R. Swain 
Edward P. Vreeland 


Edmund C. Armes 

Rev. Victor Hoag 

George L. Morelock 

John E. Puckette 

N. Hobson Wheless 

A. R. Williams 

Col. George W. B. Witten 


Rev. Henry D. Bull*(M) 

Ben J. Carter, Jr. 

Godfrey Cheshire 

Dr. B. Woodfin Cobbs 

Col. DuVal G. Cravens* (M) 

Rev. Willis P. Gerhart 

David B. Griffin 

Marion T. Meadows 


Rev. Ellis M. Bearden 
Pat C. Dinkins 
John J. Gillespie 
William B. Hamilton 
Rev. C. H. Horner 
Rev. William T. Holt 
William M. Reynolds 
Rev. Henry C. Smith 


William 0. Baldwin 
Troy Beatty, Jr. 
Rev. Paul D. Bowden 
Charles C. Chaffee 
Henry C. Cortes*(M) 

A. G. Murphey 
Rev. George Ossman 

Col. John W. Russey. Jr. 

B. R. Sleeper 

Rev. H. N. Tragitt. Ir. 


Dr. W. R. Brewster 
Merlin K. Bruce 
T. Otto Buchel 
R. D. Farish 
Flmer S. Holmen 
F'ederirk M. Morris 
loe R. Murphy 
Rev. John M. Nelson 
loe M. Scott. Jr. 
Harding C. Woodall 


loin, C. Bennett, Jr. 

Harry E. Clark 

'Mal'-olm Fooshee 

Cameron Gamsbv 

Col. Lee B. Harr 

R»v. Edward B. Harris 

W. Groom Leftwich 

Noel Paton 

Niles Trammell 

Rev. Joseph R. Walk-r 

I. Albert Woods 


0. Beirne Chisolm 
Louis S. Estes 
Sidney C. Farrar 
William M. Means 
>'i'i»n K. Moore 
Edward M. Pooley 


Rev. Charles Bailey 
Harold E. Bettle 
Dr. Tohn Chipman 
W. Dudley Gale 
IK \V. Cabell Greet 
P«y. David E. Holt 
Ouintard Jovner 
Charles V. Lvman 

1. Edear Nash 
Dr. B. B. Sorv 

Rev. William S. Ston-v 
Rev. Charles L. Widiev 


W. Currier Atkinson 

Georee K. Bradford 

T. C. Brown Burch 

Rt. Rev. Thomas N. Cmu'r 

R. Wells Covington, Jr. 

Walter B. Dossett 

Rev. Moultrie Guerrv 

Thomas E. Hargrave 

I.. P. Ho C e 

Rev. Capers Satterlec 

Calvin K. Schwing*(M) 
1 lamilton Wallace 
Hugh Baynard Whaley 
Charles M. Woolfolk 
G. Cecil Woods 


Albert A. Bonholzer 
I. Rorick Cravens 
Charles D. Conway 
Dr. Philip G. Davidson 
C. Sprigg Flower*(M) 
Dr. C. Frederick Hard 
R. H. Helvenston 
John A. Witherspoon, )r. 


W. Tunstall Cobbs 

Leighton Collins 

J. Burton Frierson 

Rev. Edward B. Guerry 

John F. Hunt 

Dr. H. Fraser Johnstone 

Edwin A. Keeble 

Rev. John B. Matthews 

Charles R. Milem 

J. A. Milem 

B. Allston Moore 

Dr. Maurice A. Moore 

William L. Nichol 

James Cooper Litton*(M) 

Gordon S. Rather 

Carl W. Schumacher 

Rev. Francis B. Wakefield 

Buford G. Wilson*"(M) 


Seaton G. Bailey 
Egbert Freyer*(M) 
Rev. George H. Harris 
Rev. Gladstone Rogers 
Tudor Seymour Long 
George K. Seeber, Jr. 
Keith Short 
W. J. Wallace 


Dr. John R. Eggleston 
Thomas L. Hunt 
Roland Jones, Jr. 
Lance C. Minor 
Dr. Andrew B. Small 
Tohn E. Woodley 


Rev. J. Hodge Alves 
George H. Barker 
Dr. Arthur N. Berry 
Rev. E. Dargan Butt 
N. Hamner Cobbs 
Gi'bert B. Dempster 
Rev. James M. Dick 
Sgt. Elliott D. Evins 
E. C. Glenn, Jr. 
R. Del mas Gooch 
Robert A. Haggart 
Coleman A. Harwe'l 
P. Postell Hebert 
Edward C. Isaac, Jr. 
W. Michaux Nash 
George R. Miller 
Curtis B. Quarles 
Hoi ton C. Rush 
Daniel D. Schwartz 
Dr. M. R. Williams 
Rev. Charles F. Wulf 
Rev. W. Tate Young 


Rev. Richard I. Brown 
Robert P. Cooke, Jr. 
Earl Guitar 
Joseph H. Hembree 
Dr. H. T. Kirby-Smith 
Ben H. Parrish 
Dr. Andrew B. Small 
Ra'ph Speer, Jr. 
Charles E. Thomas 
Richard A. Toothaker 
Rev. William S. Turner 
Thomas R. Waring, Jr. 


L. K. Anthony 
Ellis Arnall 
Frederick H. Bunting 
Dr. Ralph I. Collins 
John K. Freeman 
Pat M. Greciiwood 
C'aude J. Johnson 
Rt. Rev. Girault M. lone- 
Paul A. Tate 
Rev. John C. Turner 
Gordon Tyler 
Henry 0. Weaver 


Alfred T. Airth 
R. A. Binford 
John C. Bruton, Jr. 
Franklin G. Burroughs 
Stanyarne Burrows, Jr. 
John H. Cleghorn 
DuVal G. Cravens, Jr. 
William M. Cravens 
W. Byrom Dickens 


The Sewanee News 

I rederii k R I • 

Rev . I S II' I ton 

I ton Vt McCalle) 

Francis C". Nixon 

Wil'iam C. School field 

Robert P. Shapard, lr 

Warren W 

Dr. I. Ii< I Williamt 


D, William I. Ball 
Clinton G. Brown, li 
[nhnson P. Buxard 
William B. Craig 
David W. Crosland 
[arkson Cross 
Dabne) trump 
lohn S. Davidson 
Char'es C Dudle) 
nee 1 I "ilk 
Dr. rhomai N. E. Grevill, 
Ri. Rev. [ohn I'. Hinei 
[ohn S. Ring, It. 
Dr. Thomai Parkei 
Charles V Poellnitz, lr. 
Dr. Lance C. Price 
lames C. Putman 
Gos Rounsaviile, I. • 
R.-v Richard L. St 
Di Roger \ Wa) 
Mrs. Harrj I Weil 

lames <>. Ban 
Di William T. Brann 
David \. Bridewell 
\l iltrie B. Burns 
john M. Ezxell 
Ret ( Ieorge W ( I 
Dam in C. I • 
Charles I. Hawkins 
Fred T. H Hi,. Jr. 
C. Richard Re'lermann 
Rev, P. W, Lambert 
Mr R. Nelson Long 
Harris (;. Lyman 
Ro. Hired St. I. Matthew: 
l>r. Henry C. Robertson 
Rev. Eldred C. Simkins 
- P rcher Smith 
(• Archie Sterling 
R en W. Tin .,1. i 

D, Walker 

Carl Biehl 
Stephen L, Rum-ell 
Re\ I lines S. Butler 
<V. Ion IX Carlton 
Rev. W.hxI B. Carper 
I. Charlie (\ I 
G. French 
N. Fussell 

1 -. c I 

W Ot II l.indholm 

Uben G. Pabat, lr. 

- P [, Jr 

William T. Parish 

lay 1 1. ■.- P 

Frank B, l"ummer 

I. Morg .!. So iper 


Rev. Olin G. Real! 
Dr. C. Ri-ntin B 
Dr. Randolph C. I 
Rev rheodoi I' I 

I 'r DuJ I '. -ton 

R- ben W. Fort 
Rev. F. Campbell 
Dr. Robert II. Green 

lohn W. Morton 
\. I.. Poatlethn ,ite. It. 
R tip i 1 1 Quesenberrj 
Rutledge I R 

Fred A. Rover. 

Rcv. Hedley I. Willi 

V \. I i i r 

Emmet! k \ 

P. Castleberry 

vl errv 

\ ! 

I .opcr 
I I in i i 
Rev. George I. Hall 

E. Han 
R Morey Han 

Pn -n R. Huntle] 
Francis Ke'lennann 

lames P. Kranz 
Rev. William W I 
R.v I R | 

Via inder W 

IV. I Crootn B.-utv 
Rev. I \ B Iford 

\rtlmr Ren t'hirrv 
Dr Robert W. Daniel 

I R it-land Dobbins 
W. II.irdinK Drane 

[obn C. Eby 

I , ink W. Gaines, 111 

R<v Edward II. II irrison 

[obn A. [ohnaton 

Peter R. Phillips 

Rev. [uliut A, Pratt 

Julian P, Ragland 

R.-v Willi \l R nil,., I 


Ret i harlet M. Seyn I 

Paul I I 

Vert I red G Verkes 

I h Cyril T, .^ ancej 

Frank I i h ,1 iron, li 
i i Bowdoin t raighill 
Richard I Dabne) 
Ri R,v k Earl D 
[ohn R. Ft.,,, kin, 
lames l>. Gibson 
Frank H. Kean, lr. 
I- • E, Murrey, l. 
Dr. Qtarles 1 p, 
Dr. Maurel Richard 
Rev David S R 

Rev. I - O'i l 

Richard B. Wilkens, |i 
Rev. Harry Wintermeyei 

Frank W. Will 
Richard w Boiling 
Ret Colin R. Campbell 
Rupert M. ( olmore, li 

Dr William G. < 

Bertram C. Dedman 

Will mi S. Flemine 
Vugustus T. Graydon 

'/.. Daniel Harrison 
Dr. Walter M H.irl 

Theodore C. Il.v « u.l. [i 

Dr. Francis II II 

Rev. I.„k F. G. Hoppet 
Rev. Norman Rinzie 
Rev. Cotesworth I'. Lewis 

Rt. Re\ . Ilenrv I. Lotlttit 

Rev. George W. Mm, I 
Dr. Benjamin Phil'ips 
Marshall Turner 
Rev. Hunter Wyatt-Brown lr 

Very Rev. George M. V 
leflerson D. C peland 
Frank M. Gi'lespie. li 
x I ( '. Harrison 

Rev. W. R. Haynsworth 
William W. Hazzard 
T. T. Philllips 
Mi Sen i \l Suther'and 

B. Rasland 
William N. Wilkerson 

1 Bo? kin 

I . Braswell 
Harn F. Cooper, III 
Henrj C. Cortes, Jr. 
Rutherford R. Craven- 
Ren l>. Donncll 
Ri t lames I.. Duncan 
Wallace H. Gage 

ler Guerry, lr 

Morgan 1I..'I 
Rev. F. C. Lightb 
R \ ibrej ( M 

W tltei I McG .ldri k 

1 Leslie Ml, 
Edwin \l M PI 
Edwin II Reeves 

Rev. R,.| H -rt W. Turner. Ill 


Rev. William P. Rarrelt 

R. Belford 

I W ,lker Coleman, lr. 
William C I 
William M. Edwards 
Cdr. Philip W I 
loe R. Hirkcr«nn 
Rev 1 Newton Hnwden 
lohn W. Jourdan, lr 
Rev. Alexander D. Julian 
R.-v R V Kirchhoffei I 
Rr. Rev. ] l: \ 

R G. S 

M. D St kell 

Rr Harrj i' Tisdalc 

Dr. R Hey 

Dr Richard II. W . 
Robert V Bodfish»(Ml 
I i u.k I. Dai 
l<»hn 11. Dunran 
Rev Marshall I I 
lames \'. Gillespie 
Walter Guerry, lr 
Winfield R. Hate I 
Narel I ! 
R, v ( „ .i, -.- I \lerkrl 

R • \tver< 

Thomas Phillips 

W ill i.i m II. Skinner 
Robert M,D Smitl, 
v I, nle- F. Wallace 
Robert II. Woodron 

I i urn II. Verkes 

R.v Paul D- ..Id Burn 
I »r Ben I i nii.i. ii, Jr. 
William t Coleman 
Stanhi pe I I Imon lr, 
I Crei Fta 
Currin R. I 
Dr. [ohn V Hamilton 
I '. II in Id P I ickson 
Di I . i i i I Keti I, ,ni 
Dr. Bruce M. Ruehnle 
I R, Lawson, li 

( 1 aldwell Marks 
i '< I in. S Marshall 
I- . Rand Morton 
Richard B. Park 
George II. Perot 
I red II. Phillips 
( ieorge t .. I'm 
Dr. Carl Pults 
Di \ P, Spaai 
\shbj Mc< Sutherland 
Robert L, Waters 
Dr. Ii.iv!> Turlington 
Robert W. Vmis 

Dr. lleniv \. \lkir 

Robert F. Bartu 
Dr. W. B. Rogers Beaslej 
Rev . W. Boardm ' 
Rev. Vlexandet W. Boyei 
Ira G. Clark, [r. 
Rev. David li. ( 
Dr. II. Brooks Cotten 
I I lexter, Jr. 
William T. Donoho, |r. 
Rev. J. Daniel Gillian, 
William C. Grayson 
Berkeley Grimball 
lohn S. Hoskins, III 
I R ,v [ones 
R. Critchell ludd 
Earl \ Lash 
R.-v Ogden R. Lud'ou 
i ilenn II. \l 
William F. Quesenberry, Jr. 

i iraham Roberts 
William W. Shaver. Ill 
Claude B. Tl m 
Thomas B. Walker. I,. 
Don Walsh 
W. T. Watson, III 
lohn II. Yochem 


R.v. Grover Alison. Jr. 

Rev. v lu.l-iii, Chi'd, lr. 

D i .1 B, Fox 

Dr. Thomas R. Ford 

Niel W. PI hi,. i 

R.-v. Roddey Reid, [i 

Ed' , 1. 1 K. Sanders 
i. Vlbert W 

R.-v. George D. Clark 
I >, Fred F. Converse 
Rev. Robert M ( 
D.iv i.l 1 Maris 
William B. McClelland 
lames II. Peters 
Char'es II. Russell, lr. 
R.v I". Strainge, Jr. 
Rev , \r, her Torrey, 1 1 1 

Rev. Robert A. Tom i'l-ihv 


lohn S. liieler 

Mi Charh I Brow n 
Rev. Charles L. B 
Ret Mason A. Frazell 

Hi, II. Hal! 
Charles 1. JuhanVM I 
Rev. Charli I K I 

\-, I. LaGroti 

Rev. Leighton P. Arsnau'l 

' II lr. 
Pierre t > 1 I'. 

S. Burgins, li 
I ■ i . , 

K Charlei I I mbers 
Ri t Kenneth F.. i 
R \1 Hi . M , 

P. B. Ei 
R.v Paul Hawkin I 
I 'r. lohn 1 Hoi 
Icromc R. [ohnson 
G W Lead [t 
Kennetl. \ MacG 

I i 
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Wuliam R. Nummy 

' ' I 'lined. Ir 
William P. Perrin 

M. Phillips 
barles P. Pier.e 


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1 ,,,,.- II. Pillow 

R.-v . James Sterling 

Rev. George E. St.,ke-. I,. 

Sidney Stubbs 

William G. Vardell 

lohn F. Wavmouth. |r. 

hi R. Walker. Ir. 

Richard L. Wallens 

\. D. Wilburn 

Rev. Cecil Woods, Jr. 

lohn I. Avey 

R.-v. [ames R. Brumby, III 
i . Hugh Campbell, |r. 
W illiam B. Elmore 
Rev. George C. Estes, |r. 
Dr. Vllan D. Gott 
I 'i Hiram G. Haynic 
William D. Hail 
Blackburn Hughes, Jr. 
i .,■. ti •■ Q. Langstaff, I, . 
lames T. McRinstry, I 
Dr. Fred Neal Mil 
I omas B. Ri.e 
II. Kellv Seibels 
Dr. Wilson C. Snipe- 
Mi- Michael Sterner 
R.-v. Martin R. I 
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I'h .una- I-.. Adams 
Rev. C. FitzSimons Mlison 
G. Dewey Arnold 

Robert \vie-. |r. 
Rev. William 0. B 
Walter D. Bryant, lr. 
William C. Buck 
ll.ii, v S. Burden 
Dr. William G. Cobcj 
loseph D. Cushman, I 
Christopher W, Davis 
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R. v . Robert L. 1 

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R.-v. Charles L, ll.-mv 
R.v. William L. II 

Dr. Ron.,1,1 F. Howell 

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Rev. E. Dudley Colhoun 

lohn D. Crews 

Inel T. Daves, III 

Richard B. Doss 

Leroy J. Ellis, III 

Parker F. Envvrigbt 

Charles P. Garrison 

Selden Henry 

1 [enry C. Hutson 

John E. Jarrell 

Thomas A. Lear 

lohn II. Lembcke, Jr. 

John H. Marchand. Jr. 

Lynn C. Morehouse 

Leonard B. Murphv 

Walter B. Parker 

Alex S. Perry, Jr. 

Edgar L. Powell 

Rev. Harold F. Shaffer 

Sedgwick L. Simons 

Dr. William S. Stone* 

lames R. Thul 

Gordon R. Tvler 

Dr. WiUiam C. We 1 I. 

Rev. William A. Willcox, Jr. 

Rev. John Worrell 


Rev. John M. Ban 
Allen L. Bartlett, Jr. 
Fred H. Benners 
John G. Bratton 
Owen McP. Cheeseman 
Joseph C. DonaMson 
George B. Elliott 
Rev. W. Thomas Engrain 
Rev. James C. Fenhaeen 
Rev. Alexander Fraser 
Dr. B. Douglas Frierson 
lohn H. Haggard 
Richard W. Leche, Jr. 
John H. Nichols 
Jack P. Pace 
Rev. Furman C. Stough 
Dr. Bayard S. Tynes 
Frank G. Watkins 


Clifford V. Anders..n 
Rev. J. William Anderson 
Rev. Alan P. Bell 
S. Neill Boldrick, Jr. 
Rev. Thomas D. Bowers 
Hugh C. Brown 
William R. Clark 
John B. Davis 
George W. Dexheimer 
William P. Dilworth, III 
Harry Dinwiddie 
Charles R. Ernst, Ir. 
Fred W. Erschell, Jr. 
John R. Foster 
Robert D. Fowler 
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Rev. Sanlord Garner 
Richard W. Gillett 
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Dr. George W. Hamilton 

D. Carter Hardison 
Edward W. Heath 
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Rev. Charles K. Horn 
Peter Horn 

Stanton E. Huey. Jr. 

B. Ivey Jackson 
Robert D. Logan 
Charles McDavid 
James L. C. McFaddin 
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Lt. Edward H. Monroe 
Robert G. Mullen 
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C. Reed Sayles 
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R. D. Walker 

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lohn A. Cater. Jr. 
David Critch'ow 
Richard T. Dozier 
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Morton Lanestaff 

E. Lucas Myers 
Robert O. Persons. Jr. 
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John A. Witherspoon. Ill 

Bertram Wyatt-Brown 


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Alexander Adams 

Thad Andress, II 

B. Gette Baker 

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J. Edward Bell. Jr. 

Robert A. Berry 

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Charles G. Blackard 

Ross Bert Clark 

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Robert N. Hall 

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lames D. Rox 

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lames M. Seidule 

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lohn W. Woods 


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Rl. Rev. John D. Wing 



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Clarence Knowles, '04 

Frederick Seip, '06 

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Duncan P. Noble, 'n*(B) 

Peter O'Donnell, '11* 

Iredell D. Polk, '11 

Lakin L. Wheless. 'tt»(M) 

D. B. SafTord Quintanl, '13 

W. D. II. Rodriguez, '14 

Morgan McNeel, '14 

Douglas M. Bow, '15 

L. K. Sharpe, '15 

William D. Jones, Jr. '17 

James N. Allison, '20 

Charles D. Collins, '21 

G. L. Dixon, '21 

Alan M. Gump, '21 

Dr. Alvyn W. White, '21 

Frank C. Ford, '23 

Charles W. Campbell. Jr. 

Arthur B. Malkin, '26 

Dr. Victor F. Albright, '3 1 

Frederick K. Darragh, Jr., '34 

lohn B. Greer, Jr., '34 

Richard B. Newhall, '37 

Andrew P. Gay, '37 

Jesse L. Perry, '37 

Rev. Harwood C. Bowman. Ir., '3S 

John Y. Taylor, '38 

Claude Douthit, Jr., '38 

S. Walton Jackson, '38 

lelks H. Cabaniss, |r.. '39 

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Richard A. Harris, '40 

I. Parham Werlein, '40 

Albert J. Isacks, Jr., '41 

Richard 0. Werlein, '42 

Maj. Eames L. Yates, '42 

Dr. Oscar M. Thompson. '43 

Morgan P. Fears, '44 

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Charles 0. Youtsey, '4S 
lames H. Edmondson. '31 
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Vol. XXIV, No. 3 

August, 1958 

The Vice-Chancellor's Page. . . . 

Dear Alumnus: 

"Laying the Cornerstone" is the third of Richard Brough's series of sketches of the 
founding of the University. With the acquiring of a princely domain of ten thousand 
acres of surpassing beauty, the raising of a half million dollars of endowment, and the 
completion of plans "arranged upon the largest scale .... for an institution of the very 
highest grade," the stage had been set for drama, and a proper spectacle was soon pro- 

When the cornerstone of the first stone building was laid on October 10, 1860, a 
tremendous concourse of people in trains, omnibuses, and carriages, on horseback, on 
foot, in wagons, carts, and every conceivable vehicle converged upon the remote mountain 
top— such a crowd as had never visited that spot before, or perhaps since, if we are to 
believe the eyewitness accounts which survive. No one seems to know with certainty how 
many people came, but at least it was an incredible number. 

In the scene at Louisiana Circle, the procession has gone to the site selected for the 
laying of the cornerstone, led by a band from Nashville followed by laymen, priests, and 
bishops in that order. The Hundredth Psalm was sung. Bishop Rutledge of Florida 
read a selection from scripture. Bishop Atkinson of North Carolina "followed with 
an exhortation." Bishop Cobbs of Alabama read suitable collects and a special prayer 
appropriate to the occasion. Bishop Elliott deposited the various books and documents 
in the cornerstone. Bishop Polk closed and sealed the cavity with a prayer. The Bene- 
dicite was sung by a choir led by Dr. Young (later Bishop of Florida) and Dr. Quintard 
(later Bishop of Tennessee and Vice-Chancellor of the University) . Bishop Otey as 
Chancellor introduced the first orator, the Hon. John S. Preston of South Carolina. 

After the oration, dinner was served, and then speeches continued until sunset. 
Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury of Washington, D. C, President F. P. A. Barnard 
of the University of Mississippi (later President of Columbia University) , General John 
M. Bright, Member of Congress from Tennessee, and Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith 
of Kentucky all were heard before darkness brought the colorful day to a close. The 
principal subject of all the addresses was the unparalleled splendor of the plan and the 
obvious certainty of its fulfillment. Perhaps no other University has had so dramatic a 
beginning. The South was the wealthiest part of the Nation, and its most influential 
people were united with real fervor behind a majestic plan. A vast and almost unbe- 
lievably beautiful domain had been acquired. Substantial money was actually in hand and 
an endowment such as no other university had previously enjoyed was virtually assured. 
Nothing short of a national catastrophe could possibly prevent the full and imminent 
realization of the dream. But that is exactly what came. 

Cordially yours, 


1 £ E W A N E E ^Cj. IV S 

Centennial Brought to Close at Lambeth 

The Centennial of the University of the South was con- 
cluded with an event which had been planned to be the 
initial service ol the year-long celebration. On July 17 in 
Lambeth Palace Chapel. London, the chancellor. Bishop 
Thomas N. Carruthers. conferred the University's degree of 
Doctor of Civil Law upon the ninety-ninth Archbishop of 
Canterbury, the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Fisher. 
The degree was the same as the first degree conferred by 
the University, Doctor of Civil Law, also granted in grati- 
tude to an Englishman. The vice-chancellor. Dr. Edward 
MoCrady. in the crimson robe of his office, read the cita- 
tion and presented the archbishop to the chancellor. Bishop 
Carru hers conferred the degree on the kneeling prelate in 
the presence of more than twenty bishops, members of Se- 
wanee's board of trustees and honorary alumni attending 
the Lambeth Conference. It wks fitting that the final Cen- 
tennial service should recall to the Anglican communion that 
the words of Bishop Charles Todd Quintard in 1869 are 
still true: ["The University of the South] stands today a 
witness before the world of the unbroken unity of the 
church, and an enduring memorial of the [first] Lambeth 

Beginning with the Pre-Centennial Commencement, on 
the fiftieth anniversary of the Semi-Centennial in 1907, the 
University has looked at its past in ceremonies recalling sig- 
nificant episodes in its establishment. On July 4, 1957, at 
Lookout Mountain, the Centennial of the first meeting of 
the board of trustees there was observed. Officers of the 
University, trustees and alumni were joined there by de- 
scendants of the first trustees to hear Bishop Girault M. 
Jones ol Louisiana. The flagstaff used in 1857 was taken 
from the chapel wall for the 1957 procession. 

In September at the Opening Convo- 
cation in All Saints' Chapel. Bishop R. 
Bland Mitchell made an address "A 
Century Turns." The service commem- 
orated the formal opening of the Uni- 
versity on September 18, 1868, with 
nine students and four professors. Gen. 
Josiah Gorgas's Prayer Book used in 
1868 was used again for this service. 
On October 10. following a service in 
the chapel, the congregation went in 
procession to the site of the original 
cornerstone of the University in Loui- 
siana Circle, where Dr. Charles T. 
Harrison gave the Founders' Day ad- 
dress. The last of the commemorative 
services was held on January 6, 1958, 
the Centennial of the day on which the 
State of Tennessee chartered the Uni- 
versity. Gov. Frank G. Clement flew 
to the Sewanee airstrip to give th<; 
final Centennial address in All Saints' 
Chapel, soon to be turned over to the 
construction crew. 

Most of the events of the Centennial 
Year were planned for students, fac- 
ulty, alumni and residents of the Moun- 
tain, for Sewanee cannot accommodate 
physically the series of scholarly meet- 
ings, the hundreds of academic repre- 
sentatives, and the crowds attendant 
upon most centennial celebrations. Four 
Centennial events brought visitors to 
the Mountain and these were planned 
in the light of Sewanee's physical sit- 
uation. During the summer vacation 
there met at Sewanee the first Study 
Conference of the National Canterbury 
Association, bringing to the only uni- 
versity directly owned by the Episco- 

The Vice-Chancellor, the Chancellor and the Archbishop 
stand before the Altar in Lambeth Palace Chapel. In the 
choir stalls are the Sewanee bishops. 

pal Church 450 of its outstand- 
ing college young people, their faculty 
and their chaplains. In September the 
House of Bishops met at Sewanee, with 
126 bishops and many of their wives 
present. It was at a meeting of the 
House of Bishops in 1856 that plans 
were announced for a southern uni- 
versity, which became in 1857 the Uni- 
versity of the South. The Presiding 
Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Henry Knox Sher- 
rill, received the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Civil Law at a special con- 
vocation in All Saints' Chapel. 

The two academic symposia on 
"Christian Civilization" — one in Octo- 
ber on the Humanities and the second 
in April on the Sciences — brought to 
the Mountain students and faculty from 
other colleges in Tennessee. The Sum- 
mer, 1958, issue of the Sewanee Review 
printed the addresses of the six visit- 
ing scholars. (See page 18.) 

The Centennial Pageant at Univer- 
sity and Academy commencements was 
the principal point of participation of 
the communities surrounding the Uni- 
versity. The cast included persons and 
livestock fror.-. towns throughout Frank- 
lin, Grundy and Marion Counties and 
the audiences included parents and 
guests from all over the South. More 
bishops appeared in the 1860 scene than 
were actually present at the laying of 
the cornerstone ninety-eight years ago. 

Businessmen of the South paid tri- 

bute to the University at the 1958 Ten- 
nessee Dinner of the Newcomen So- 
ciety on Lookout Mountain in February. 
The vice-chancellor made the princi- 
pal address at a formal dinner attended 
by faculty from Sewanee and regents, 
trustees and friends of the University 
from twenty communities. 

Special observances at Sewanee Mili- 
tary Academy included the wearing of 
a Centennial patch by all cadets and 
the appearance of the color guard in 
1870 uniforms. 

Three Sewanee periodicals issued 
Centennial editions, the Seicanee Re- 
view, the Purple, and the Cnp and 
Gown. Two volumes appearing as 
Centennial publications were a collec- 
tion of essays by William Pore her Du- 
Bose entitled Unity in the Faith (Sea- 
bury, 1957) and The Hebreiv Iliad by 
trustee William G. Pollard and Robert 
H. Pfeiffer (Harpers. 1957). The Se- 
tvanee Centennial Alumni Directory 
completed biographies of every matri- 
culant of the College. School of The- 
ology, and the late Schools of Medicim 
and Law. The Sewanee Military Acad- 
emy section and the index are still in 
manuscript, for 1958 and 1959 publica- 
tion. The elaborate Centennial Re- 
port of the Registrar proved to be too 
complicated to print by Commencement 
and a fall publication date is now ex- 
pected. A compilation of programs 
t.nd addresses of the Centennial Year 

August, Xinctc>e>>i Fifty-Eight 

may appear later this year. Volume I 
of the Centennial History has been 
sold out, but no date has been set for 
the publication of Volume II. 

The Centennial Medallion in bronze 
was sculptured by the vice-chancellor 
(see page 5). Four watercolors depict- 
ing the founding of the University were 
painted for the Associated Alumni by 
Richard Brough of the University of 
Alabama, and were used as covers on 
the Alumni News and in the Cap and 
Gown. The originals hang at Clara- 
mont at Sewanee. The Centennial 
Plate by Wedgwood was sponsored by 
the Sewanee Woman's Club and the 
Fortnightly Club. 

Most of the physical goals set in 
1953 for the Centennial Fund have been 
accomplished or are well under way: 
the completion of All Saints' Chapel, 
the renovation of Walsh Hall now 
stripped to the walls for rebuilding, 
the dedication of the Frank A. Juhan 
Gymnasium and re-dedication of St. 
Luke's Hall at the Pre-Centennial Com- 
mencement, the completion of Sessums 
Cleveland Hall in 1956, and the doub- 
ling of the permanent endowment 
$4,000,000 goal. About half of the funds 
are in hand for the Fine Arts Building. 
Last Centennial goal not met is an ex- 
tensive addition to the Sewanee Mili- 
tary Academy plant. Meanwhile, other 
priorities have been established: an ur- 
gently needed library, housing for fac- 
ulty and for married students, and pro- 
bably a new refectory with Gailor Hall 
providing still more dormitory space. 

In addition, other needs, which seem- 
ed beyond attainment when the Cen- 
tennial goals were set in 1953, have 
been met: the new water system and 
four man-made lakes, eight new hous- 
ing units at Woodland, the new Se- 
wanee Inn and Claramont Restaurant. 
Most unusual Centennial gift has been 
the 56-bell Polk Carillon. 

The Centennial Commencement, June 
4-9, followed the traditional order of 
Commencements with a Centennial fla- 
vor added. An unusually large number 
of younger alumni came to the Moun- 
tain for the special celebration. The 
Associated Alumni paid tribute to the 
University's chancellors and vice- 
chancellors at the annual memorial ser- 
vice, moved this year from the site in 
the chapel yard to Louisiana Circle, 
where the Semi-Centennial Memorial 
Service was held. At the Alumni Din- 
ner on Saturday night the guest of 
honor was Mrs. Alfred I. duPont, most 
generous benefactor of the University's 
first century. The baccalaureate preach- 
er, the Bishop of Natal, reminded Se- 
wanee of her long association with the 
Anglican Communion, and the Com- 
mencement congregation remembered 
that the orator of that day, Roger M. 
Blough of U. S. Steel, represented 
the corporation from which Sewanee 
received half her land. The Centennial 
service was held in Manigault Park. 
The altar of the University's first 
chapel, St. Augustine's, was placed in 
the center of the park. Sewanee's first 
fourth generation student, Edward A. 
Quintard, IV, was among the flag- 
bearers in the procession. 

Sewanee's hopes for her Second Cen- 
tury were expressed in a series of ad- 
dresses at Commencement reported in 
the ensuing pages. In his Chancellor's 
Address to the trustees on Friday 
morning, Bishop Carruthers described 
the ideal Sewanee man. In his Vice- 
Chancellor's Address and in his Alum- 
ni Dinner Address, Dr. McCrady dis- 
cussed what the future holds for the 
University, and on Saturday morning 
the new role of the alumnus was des- 

Sewanee then enters upon its "Gold- 
en Century" with a knowledge of its 
past and a vision of its future. 

ofewanee ^A(ews 

Successor to the Sewanee Alumni News 

The Sewanee News, issued quarterly by the 
Associated A'umni of The University of the 
South, at Sewanee, Tennessee. Entered as second- 
class matter Feb. 25, 1934, at the postofhce at Se- 
wanee, Tenn., under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

AUGUST, 1958 
Volume XXIV 

No. 3 

Member American Alumni Council 

Arthur Ben Chitty, '35 Editor 

Elizabeth N. Chitty Associate 

Associated Alumni Officers 
J. C. Brown Burch, '21 President 


Dr. Andrew B. Small, '27 

Church Support 

Bishop Girault Jones, '28 .. St. Luke's 

William M. Cravens, '29,. _ Capital Gifts 

E. Ragland Dobbins, '35 Regions 

John M. Ezzell, '31 Bequests 

Berkeley Grimball, '43 _ . Admissions 

James G. Cate, Jr., '47 Classes 

Fred F. Preaus, A'56 S. M. A. 

Dr. Walter M. Hart, '37 .. Rec. Secty. 
DuVal G. Cravens, Jr., '29 . . Treasurer 
Arthur Ben Chitty, '3'5__ Exec. Director 

Louis Parker of Charleston is delivering the valedictory address at the Centennial Commencement. Seated at his right is 
Chaplain David Collins, and at his left, Acting Dean of Admin stration Arthur B. Dugan and Vice-Chancellor McCrady. Near 
the altar from old St. Augustine's Chapel are seated the bishops, There was intermittent sun and rain during the two-hour 

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For a New Century 

The Chancellor s Address 
By Bishop Thomas N. Car rut hers 

Condensed here is th? annual Address of the Chancellor 
to the Board oj Trustees, delivered en June 6 in the tempo- 
rary Chapel at the Juhan Gymnasium. The complete text 
appears in the Proceedings of the Boird of Trustees. 

The theme of my address at this Cen- 
tennial Meeting of the Trustees is sug- 
gested in the Fourth Chapter of the 
Revelation, the portion of Scripture ap- 
pointed for the Epistle for Trinity Sun- 
day. The four beasts seen by St. John 
in his vision — the man, the lion, the 
calf, and the flying eagle — correspond 
to the four living creatures seen by 
the prophet Ezekiel in his vision and 
described in the first chapter of his 
prophecy: "They four had the face of 
a man and the face of a lion; and they 
four had the face of an ox; they four 
also had the face of an eagle." 

I should like to fix our attention on 
our major goal at Sewanee. We are 
here to produce men. Faculties, cur- 
riculum, libraries, laboratories — they 
are what we start with. Our mission is 
to produce and send forth into the 
world the highest type of character. 
Failing that we fail indeed. I want to 
emphasize briefly four aspects of char- 
acter essential to the fully rounded 
Christian character — the kind of person 
that we trustees might well wish to 
send forth from this institution. They 
are suggested by the figures in the 
vision of Ezekiel and of St. John the 

"They four had the face of a man." 
We would certainly wish our Sewanee 
man to cherish the finest human quali- 
ties. A strange idea some people have 
that when one becomes a Christian he 
must somehow cease being human. 
Those who have most helped and 
cheered their fellows have been those 
who have cherished these human quali- 
ties of their Lord — men like Robert 
Louis Stevenson, who exiled to Samoa 
for his health and sure to die there 
soon, prayed, "Give us to awake with 
smiles; give us to labor smiling; and 
as the sun lightens the world so let 
our loving-kindness make bright this 
house of our habitation." 

But it is not enough for the Sewa- 
nee man to be a pleasant, attractive. 

Bishop Carruthers. Roger M. Blough, Commencement Ora- 
tor, and Vice-Chancellor McCrady are pictured as the pro- 
cession formed at Breslin Tower. In the background is 
Bishop R. Bland Mitchell, former Bishop of Arkansas and 
13th Chancellor. 

well-mannered gentleman. "They had 
the face of a lion." If the Sewanee 
man is to be useful to his generation 
he must add to his fine qualities the 
courage of the lion. Courage means 
the- determination to stand by one's 
genuine convictions no matter what the 
cost. It means not being afraid to let 
the world know where we stand. It 
means refusing to be scared out of our 
principles by our friends or by some 
thoughtless majority. What we des- 
perately need in our society is that 
courageous strength which is not afraid 
to stand alone, not afraid to lose popu - 
larity or place for the sake of convic- 
tion, which is fearless in the face of 
manifest duty. Wherever he is and in 
whatever work he is engaged the Se- 
wanee alumnus will make little contri- 
bution to the life of his time unless he 
adds to his human qualities the cou- 
rageous fighting spirit of the lion. 

"They had the face of an ox." From 
time immemorial the ox has been the 
symbol of sacrifice, and from its origin 
Christianity has been a religion of 
sacrifice. The oft-quoted words of 
Pope, "An honest man's the noblest 
work of God," are far from true. An 
honest man is a noble work of God. 
But a scrupulous honesty may be cold, 
formal, selfish, utterly untouched by the 
spirit of Christ. God is love, and love 
in action is service, and service means 
self-sacrifice. The greatest need of our 
time is to bring up a generation of 
people in a doctrine of personal ac- 
countability. The hope of a better 
world is a new generation which will 
feel personally responsible for this 
kind of home, community, world in 
which it lives. What finer tribute to 
a college than the report that its alum- 

ni are always to be found among that 
creative minority, among those people 
a few of whom are in nearly every 
community, people who have the in- 
terest of the community at heart and 
not merely their own interest. . . . 

"They four also had the face of an 
eagle." The eagle is the symbol of the 
spiritual, of adoration and worship, and 
no man's life is complete without that. 
The Greeks called man "anthropos," 
"the upward looking creature." and man 
does have to look up to something 
hieher than himself if he is to live 
fully. Men must "wait upon the Lord" 
if they would have confidence, and 
poise and self-control. They must be 
alive to the Highest. 

The graduate of this institution should 
stand above all others for the Chris- 
tian interpretation of the world and of 
life and for the necessity of the Church 
to human society. Someone asked a 
deaf-and-dumb man, "Why do you 
come to Church each Sunday when 
you cannot hear the service?" He wrote 
this reply. "I come each week to let 
people know what side I am on." There 
ought to be no question as to which 
side the Sewanee man is on. 

Each of the four Gospels has its sym- 
bol. The man of St. Matthew empha- 
sizes the humanity of Jesus; the lion 
of St. Mark stresses the heroic elements 
in Christ; the ox of St. Luke shows 
us Christ the friend of the needy; the 
eagle of St. John emphasizes the spir- 
itual nature of our Lord. It takes all 
four Gospels to give us the perfect por- 
trait of Christ, and it t?kes all four 
element suggested by these symbols to 
produce the fullest and most useful 
life. Let us trustees remember this as 
we shape our plans for a new century. 

August, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 

More Enduring Than Bronze 

The Vice-Chancellor s 

Report by Dr. Edward 


Dr. McCrady's annual Report to the 
Board of Trustees was given in the 
University Library on June 6. After 
he had spoken of the past and present 
of the University, he discussed its fu- 
ture in the remarks printed here. The 
full text may be obtained upon re- 
quest from the Alumni Office. 

What shall we say of the future? 
What is to be our role? Shall we ex- 
pand, as we can so easily do with the 
number of applicants now increasing by 
leaps and bounds? 

I think the answer is still to be found 
in the plans which were drawn up a 
century ago. The Founders never in- 
tended the University of the South to 
be large. They believed that the high- 
est quality of work must be done in an 
environment of intimate personal con- 
tact, which belief is most convincingly 
verified by all of the recent studies 
which have shown with complete una- 
nimity that the larger the school, the 
smaller the percentage of distinguished 
graduates. One of these studies now 
in process of publication shows a graph 
which I identified to the author as a 
negative exponential. I told him that 
it implied that if you had no students 
at all, a hundred per cent of them 
would be college professors. This is 
slightly facetious, but the real impli- 
cation is inescapable, namely, that the 
nearer the educational process ap- 
proaches private tutoring the more ef- 
ficient it becomes. The Founders chose 
for our models the great English Uni- 
versities of Oxford and Cambridge, 
where no college is large, but there 
are as many colleges as need be. The 
largest college at Oxford is Christ 
Church, which has 450 students, and 
our College of Arts and Sciences is 
already larger than that. I hope we will 
not let it get much larger. But we are 
not fenced in. We have ten thousand 
acres, and there is nothing to prevent 
us from building any number of col- 
leges that we need. 

And though the Founders were em- 
phatic about not wanting the Univer- 
sity to be large, they were equally as 
emphatic in wanting it to be compre- 
hensive. Their dreams will not be real- 
ized until we have restored the Law 
School and extended the Graduate 
School into other fields in addition to 
Theology. And if the Episcopal Church 
feels that its daughters need the same 
quality of education as its sons, there is 
nothing to prevent our building a 
women's college as a coordinate part of 
this University on this same domain. 

I cannot refrain from closing with 
words I used earlier in this Centennial 
Year when we met on Lookout Moun- 
tain near the spot where the first 
Board of Trustees met on July 4, 1857. 

Thus after a century, instead of a 
decade as was once expected, the 
dreams of the founders have found sub- 

Dr. McC r ady ivas the sculptor of the Centennial medallion cast in bronze. At 
the Alumni Dimier, a golden medallion was presented by J. Albert Woods, 
chairman of the Board of Regents, to Mrs. Alfred I. duPont. It bore the inscrip- 
tion, "Aurea condit saecula" — "She establishes golden centuries," from Vergil's 
reference to Julius Caesar and the Golden Age of Augustus. 

stantial, though not complete, realiza- 
tion. Their princely domain is still 
intact. The University has, as they 
meant it to have, its mountain, its for- 
est, its farm and dairy, its sawmill 
and kiln, its quarries and masons. It 
probably is the only university in the 
world which owns its whole community 
and surrounding countryside, and is 
given by charter from the State legis- 
lature, certain municipal rights by which 
it administers its town, provides its 
own police protection, fire protection, 
water and sewage systems. It has its 
own airport, lakes, golf links, picture 
show, drug store, grocery store, laun- 
dry. It has its own printing press which 
publishes a literary journal, The Se- 
wanee Review, which is now the oldest 
quarterly in America, and which is 
known and read around the world, 
having more subscribers in the City of 
London than in the State of Tennes- 
see. It slowly has acquired more than 
thirty permanent stone buildings and 
an endowment of more than eight mil- 
lion dollars, and is now the oldest cor- 
poration in its county. Again it seems 
that nothing less than a national ca- 
tastrophe could destroy it, and it has 
already survived as fearful a one as 
can well be imagined. 

Reflection upon what is enduring in 
Man's world makes it quickly evident 
that most of what is looked upon as 
strong and permanent is really ephem- 
eral. Where are the private fortunes, 
the banks, the industries, that looked 
so imposing when The University of 
the South was young and weak? In 
19C7 the University entrusted funds 

with which it meant to build All Saints' 
Chapel to the oldest and strongest bank 
in the county. The bank failed in a 
great Depression, but the University, 
half a century later, is still here and 
is right now finishing that Chapel. In 
the State of Tennessee as a whole, 
probably no surviving institution is as 
old as Tusculum College, which never 
has been big or wealthy, but has out- 
lasted more than one government. 

But to widen the perspective, in my 
ancestral home, Charleston, South Car- 
olina, no surviving institution is even 
nearly as old as St. Philip's Parish; 
and the next oldest ones are a library, 
a museum, and a college. Or in the 
United States as a whole, is anything 
older than Harvard except the Episco- 
pal Church in Virginia, and the Roman 
Catholic Church in St. Augustine, 
Florida? Or across the sea, is anything 
in England older than the See of Can- 
terbury and King's School? Not even 
the royal castles or the type of govern- 
ment itself has endured as have The 
Church of England and the universi- 
ties. Or to go all the way back to Rome 
and Greece, who knows the names of 
the wealthiest men or the biggest busi- 
nesses of Classic Civilization? What has 
survived, but the Church and the works 
of scholars? 

It is strangely ironic that the most 
enduring interests of man are those to 
which in any given generation men at- 
tach the least financial value. There 
are few, if any, groups making impor- 
tant contributions to human society, 
who receive as little mercenary reward 
as ministers and teachers. And yet 


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these are the people whose works sur- 
vive while kingdoms wax and wane. 

It is no accident that religion and 
education are the eternal features of 
human society, because they represent 
the special attributes of man as dis- 
tinguished from animals. Because man 
has a type of mind which enables him 
to convey to each new generation the 
accumulated experiences of the race, it 
is not necessary for his evolution to 
begin again from the ape in every new 
generation. Accordingly he has forged 
ahead of the rest of the living world 
and come to "have dominion over the 
fish of the sea, and over the fowl of 
the air, and over every living thing 
that moveth upon the earth." 

And it is this same type of mind 
that enables man alone to recognize the 
existence of God and to worship Him. 
Whenever an archaeologist discovers the 
remains of a creature so primitive in 
his anatomical features as to leave 
doubt as to whether he is a man-like 
ape or an ape-like man, the question is 
quickly resolved if any evidence shows 
that he had a language, by which he 
could educate his children, or that he 
engaged in religious practices, which 
indicate a recognition of the divine. 
Any creature with such attributes is 
a man, no matter what he looks like; 
because education and religion are the 
essential activities of mankind. 

It was of some little poems, mostly 
about trivial subjects, but of undying 
interest, and written with immortal 
grace, that Horace spoke 2,000 years 
ago when he said: "Exegi monumen- 
tum aere perennius" — "I have erected 
a monument more enduring than 
bronze . . . which neither rain, nor 
wind, nor the endless succession of 
years, shall be able to destroy." How 
right he was! It is only the realm of 
mind and spirit that is really endur- 

No interests of man can compare with 
religion and learning for durability 
and abiding value. The University of 
the South represents a combination of 
the two, and I know of no surer foun- 

Not Only Deserving but Secure 

The Report of the Alumni Director, 
Arthur Ben C kitty 

Second Century Gifts 

The University will receive a $100,000 
unrestricted gift from Joseph M. Jones 
of New Orleans, chairman of the Board 
of Administrators of Tulane University, 
and great-grandson of Bishop Leonidas 
Polk. Mr. Jones and his daughter Su- 
san were honored Centennial guests. 

A former trustee of the University 
recently included Sewanee in his will 
for approximately $750,000. His inter- 
est came through his activity in the 
Episcopal Church. His first visit to the 
Mountain convinced him that the edu- 
cational center here was one of the 
most important projects in the entire 
Church. Sewanee has not yet received 
a bequest in excess of $500,000. 

Today, as we peer into the second 
century of the University of the South, 
many questions arise. What will Se- 
wanee be like when our great grand- 
children celebrate another centennial 
in 2057? Will there be a coordinate 
college for women at Clara's Point? 
Will we have a graduate school in op- 
eration? How many colleges will we 
have by then? You remember that our 
founders contemplated thirty-two 
"schools," embracing everything then 
considered to be an academic disci- 
pline. By stretching a point, we can 
claim four separate academic units 
now: the College of Arts and Sciences, 
the School of Theology, the Graduate 
School of Theology, and Sewanee Mili- 
tary Academy, together embracing over 
three-fourths of the subjects contem- 
plated by the founders. Oxford has 
nearly thirty colleges. They are not 
separated along lines of academic disci- 
pline but all except one are distinct 
and complete teaching units. A subject 
like mathematics is taught in each of 
the Oxford colleges, whereas our foun- 
ders contemplated a "school" of mathe- 
matical science. 

Other questions are just as provoca- 
tive. What will be the population at 
Sewanee a hundred years from now? 
To what extent will Bishop Elliott's 
dream of a cultural center have come 
true? He, you remember, dwelt at 
length on Sewanee as a place to which 
people of distinction would retire, to 
enrich with their talents and their va- 
ried experience the atmosphere in 
which the receptive student is brought 
into contact with the dynamic teacher. 
To what extent will Sewanee have be- 
come a point of pilgrimage? Might it 
ever be to the Episcopal Church in its 
area what Canterbury is to the Angli- 
can Church? Will All Saints' Chapel 
become a place to which tourists travel 
in awe? Or better still will it be a 
place in which our own descendants 
whisper that their forebears had a part 
in its building? 

What will Sewanee really be like in 
a hundred years? Not in buildings, or 
in wealth but in ideas and ideals? Will 
its cultural heritage have changed? Will 
it still reflect the tradition of the Old 
South, of Oxford, of West Point, of 
Greece, of the Episcopal Church? Will 
any of those have dropped away? Will 
any new heritage have made its ap- 
pearance? Sewanee must be flexible 
enough to meet changing times. Can 
it do so? Will Sewanee continue to be 
blessed with the quality of leadership 
which founded it, preserved it, and 
brought it to this time? 

These are all fair questions and I 
leave them as questions — open, unan- 
swered. Let us take a different tack 
and see where we are today. 

We are the alumni, the products, the 
beneficiaries of the University of the 
South. We believe in varying degrees 
that what we found here was good. 

Most of us want to see that good per- 
petuated, augmented, more widely dif- 
fused. Many of us help Sewanee in 
one way or another — by a speech to 
a vestry, a talk to a prospective stu- 
dent, a gift. A few think almost con- 
stantly of Sewanee and its best inter- 
ests and give to it sacrificially. 

My function is this. You hire me to 
be your representative at Sewanee and 
to try to induce a corporate expres- 
sion of what you would do as an in- 
dividual for Sewanee if you could. You 
want the alumni office to marshal the 
strength of the 6,000 living members 
and by every means within the bounds 
of sound sense and good taste direct 
effort, interest and resources toward 

A dramatic change has taken place 
in what you can do as an alumnus. 
The appeal made to you twelve years, 
ten years, or even five years ago was 
different. Then we dwelt on personal 
giving as an end in itself and on re- 
cruiting students. That picture has 
changed completely. If no alumnus 
sent us another student, Sewanee would 
stay full for the foreseeable future. We 
want you to recruit students only as 
a means to an end— that is, we want 
you to seek out for us the kind of 
students who, in your opinion, will help 
mould the Sewanee that you want. If 
it is desirable, and I think it is, that 
Sewanee retain its homogeneity of 
character, then we want as students 
those whose background has induced 
compatibility with what Sewanee be- 
lieves to be important. Those students 
are more likely to be found among 
your sons, grandsons, nephews, and 
neighbors than anywhere else. 

As to fund raising, we still want 
your money but for a new reason. We 
now need your annual gift as an evi- 
dence that Sewanee deserves corpora- 
tion and foundation support. If you 
the alumni, who should know Sewanee 
best, do not support your University, 
the foundation trustee wants to know 
why. There must be something wrong, 
he says to himself. It is vital there- 
fore that we have your regular gift 
and somehow you must steel yourself 
to remind and urge your fellow-alum- 
ni to send their gifts. The simple ques- 
tion "Have you sent a gift to Sewanee 
this year?" if asked a dozen times each 
by a few hundred alumni, would make 
a great difference in the vitality of 
our alumni group. 

The dramatic changes to which I re- 
ferred do not merely affect persona! 
giving and prospective freshmen. There 
is a brand new role for the alumnus 
seeking to serve Sewanee. In this new 
role he is missioner. or perhaps sales- 
m ,n. 

Our alumnus lives next door to a 
man who has never seen Sewanee and 
is not an Episcopalian. He is a busi- 
nessman who is a member of the 
board of directors of a local corpora- 

August, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 

tion. That corporation began, last year 
or the year before, writing into its bud- 
get provision for annual gifts to wor- 
thy institutions. A certain percentage 
is earmarked, understandably, for the 
local Red Cross and Community Chest. 
But some of it is not earmarked and 
is available for institutions its directors 
believe to be important. If every di- 
rector knew about Sewanee as you do, 
that corporation would include Sewa- 
nee in its budget. The directors do not 
know so they have to be told. Here 
is where our alumnus steps forward. 

He first learns what he can of the 
corporation's policies, how much it 
does give and to whom. Usually this 
is not considered confidential. Fre- 
quently it is public information. Our 
alumnus then learns the names and 
the addresses of the people who make 
the decisions on gifts. He then does 
two things. He reports those names 
to the Development Office at Sewanee 
so that a systematic cultivation by mail 
can begin, and he plans personal visits 
to the people concerned, perhaps even 
an appearance before the board, to 
present the case for Sewanee. 

What is that case? 

It is important, our alumnus tells the 
corporation director, that excellence be 
encouraged wherever it be found. Ex- 
cellence is found at Sewanee. There 
is a long tradition of excellence at Se- 
wanee and a list of objective evidences 
of that excellence (Rhodes Scholars, 
Fulbright Scholars, Knapp survey, Time 
survey, Danforth Scholars, Woodrow 
Wilson Fellows, GEB scholars— first in 
the South in every one, first in the na- 
tion in three). Therefore, the alum- 
nus can say, your corporation wants 
to support Sewanee because it wants 
to encourage institutions like Sewa- 
nee and wants to express its approba- 
tion for the things Sewanee stands for. 

Observe that this approach to the 
corporation is made under the most 
difficult circumstances imaginable. If 
the neighbor of our alumnus is an 
Episcopalian, the battle should be half 
won. If one of the directors is an 
alumnus, the matter should be in the 

I do not want to encourage the 
alumnus to ride off in all directions 
at once. Unless you are an alumnus 
of remarkable capacities, set your sights 
on one or two corporations, following 
through, rather than trying to win the 
world in one year. There are lots of 
years and lots of corporations. 

There are also lots of vestries. And 
upon them I will build my concluding 
appeal. Sewanee's Church Support 
program is no longer a hazy hope, no 
longer a blueprint. It is a working, 
functioning, successful enterprise. At 
its head is G. Allen Kimball, succes- 
sor of Edmund Orgill and Hinton Lon- 
gino, attorney of Lake Charles, active 
Episcopalian, father of an SMA vale- 
dictorian. Kimball works through sev- 
en area chairmen. Our watchword is 
"Sewanee-in-the-budget of all the 
1,200 parishes in the owning dioceses." 
Our goal is $l-per-communicant-per- 
year from approximately 300,000 com- 
municants. Our results are spectacu- 
lar—from $3,000 a year in 1938 to 
$180,000 expected in 1958. Nothing like 

it has ever been achieved in the Epis- 
copal Church in America. 

Now where fits the alumnus who 
wants to help Sewanee? He in- 
quires of the rector or a vestryman 
ii Sewanee is in the budget of the 
parish. This is not confidential infor- 
mation. He asks how many communi- 
cants there are on the parish rolls. He 
learns the names of the most influential 
members of the vestry and does two 
things. He sends the names and ad- 
dresses to the Development Office at 
Sewanee and he begins a sequence of 
personal calls upon the proper people. 
When he lacks for argument he writes 
to Sewanee for ammunition. We have 
plenty. A careful campaign in any 
parish can convert disinterest to en- 
thusiasm in six months. Sewanee 
pamphlets in the tract rack, Sewanee 
folders through the mail, a Se- 
wanee sermon from the pulpit, color 
slides for the men's club, movies for 
the auxiliary, a hi-fi recording for the 
music library, a jazz disc for the young 
people — all these resources and more 
can be brought to bear, most of them 
for little or no expense. 

And what is the importance of 
Church Support? Only this. Today it 
is virtually equaling the income from 
the entire University endowment, if 
we count the money being given by 
churches to our building program. And 
so my final appeal is this. Alumni of 
Sewanee, do what is necessary to place 
Sewanee in the budget of Episcopal 
churches near you and onto the gift 
lists of the corporations. Do this and 
you will find yourself an alumnus of an 
institution not only excellent but fa- 
mous, not only deserving but secure. 

The Greatest 

Opportunity is Here 

At the annual meeting of the As- 
sociated Alumni on June 7, executive 
director Arthur Ben Chitty gave sta- 
tistics on American college gift-income. 

Taking as his source the comprehen- 
sive survey summarized in the May 
5 issue of Time (prepared jointly by 
the Council for Financial Aid to Edu- 
cation, the national Alumni and Col- 
lege Public Relations groups), Chitty 
warned that many felt such informa- 
tion should be kept secret. But "I 
would not quote these figures if I 
thought they would make you com- 
placent. I give them because I think 
they will make you work harder for 
Sewanee and increase your own giving 
to Sewanee," Chitty said. 

To compile this report an extremely 
complicated questionnaire went to all 
institutions of higher learning in the 
country. Some 910 replied, including 
all the familiar colleges. The composite 
report showed that from 1955 to 1957, 
the four-year colleges increased their 
rate of income by 85.29 per cent, not 
including the Ford Grant, 147.9 per 
cent including it. 

Among the major private universi- 
ties four received above $20 million — 
Yale $23, Harvard and Stanford $22, 
and Johns Hopkins $20. The next four 
were Columbia $19, Chicago $18, Cor- 

nell $17, and Rochester $16. After 
these, the second in the South, next 
to Johns Hopkins, was Duke with $11 
million and in third place Vanderbilt 
with $6.9 million. 

Sewanee Leads Nation 

Among the private men's colleges 
(in this survey "university" connotes 
graduate work), sixty reported, and 
fourteen raised over $1 million. Se- 
wanee led with $1.8, followed by 
Colgate, Lehigh, Trinity, Amherst, Wil- 
liams, Wabash, and further down the 
list Davidson, Bowdoin, Kenyon, Wash- 
ington and Lee. "It was a great tri- 
umph, Sewanee's first national record 
in the field of fund raising. And let 
us remember that it came not as a flash 
in the pan because the previous year 
we had $1.7 million and before that 
$1.1 million," Chitty said. 

Sewanee was very impressive in its 
rating in proportion to enrollment. For 
instance among all four-year colleges 
and universities in America last year, 
only seven (Hopkins, Rochester, Yale, 
Bryn Mawr, Chatham, Brandeis, and 
Claremont) raised more money per stu- 
dent than Sewanee. All but two of 
them had large bequests and Sewanee 
did not. So Sewanee last year, with- 
out a large bequest, ranked eighth in 
the nation in total gift income among 
ALL private or public colleges and 
universities in proportion to enrollment. 

The endowment figures when divided 
by enrollment were equally surprising. 
There were last year only thirty-three 
colleges or universities, public or pri- 
vate, in the United States which had 
more endowment per student than Se- 
wanee, only four of these in the South. 
The familiar names are as follows: ma- 
jor universities (not in order) : Chica- 
go, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, 
Northwestern, Princeton, Vanderbilt, 
and Yale. Private men's colleges: Am- 
herst, Bowdoin, Hamilton, Haverford, 
Union, Wesleyan, Williams. 

Perhaps the most impressive figure is 
this. Of all four-year colleges and 
universities, public and private, in 
America, there were only four which 
both HAVE more per student and 
RAISED more per student than Sewa- 
nee. Those institutions were Johns 
Hopkins, Yale, Bryn Mawr, and Clare- 
mont. Sewanee, by a combination of 
circumstances, has emerged at the very 
top in the amount of money it is able 
to spend on the individual student. If 
the University of the South could do 
what it did in the training of men when 
it was poor, Chitty asked, what can 
it now do when it stands on an equal 
footing with Princeton, Dartmouth, and 

Chitty called on alumni to purge any 
smugness implied by references to 
other institutions. Sewanee, he said, 
has its own destiny, its own greatness. 
"As we alumni look into the second 
century of the University of the South, 
let us recall that we have been ap- 
pointed to speak for Sewanee — and let 
us speak. We are here, now, today, be- 
sought by Sewanee — let us act. In all 
the field of Christian education, in my 
opinion, the greatest opportunity is 


The Sewanee News 

Admissions Policy, 1958 

Dr. Ben F. Cameron, '42. presented 
I the statement of policy of the Faculty 

■ Committee on Admissions to trustee.-; 
I and alumni at Commencement. Mem- 
I bers of the committee 1958-5!) are Deans 
I Gaston S. Bruton, Robert S. Lancaster. 

P>4. John M. Webb. Professors Charles 
[I E. Cheston. Stephen E. Puckette. '49. 
H Charles T. Harrison, and Dr. Cameron. 

The duty of the Faculty Committee 
| on Admissions at Sewanee has come 

■ increasingly to be an exercise of se- 
I lection among applicants. For several 
I years the number of applications has 

appreciably exceeded the number of 
I new students that the College can ac- 
i commodate. 

At the present time, with increased 
I numbers of applications, and a de- 
creased number of spaces for new stu- 
dents, the proportion of possible ad- 
missions is considerably lower than 
ever before. In the past, selection has 
consisted largely of trying to screen 
out those who would have little chance 
lor success. Now it is necessary to 
choose among qualified applicants. 

In the opinion of the Committee and 
of the members of the College in gen- 
eral, this circumstance is a highly de- 
sirable one. It both stems from the 
recognized success of the College in 
doing a distinguished job of under- 
graduate education, and enhances the 
prospect for continued and increased 
success. But, whatever view may be 
taken of the value of having a large 
number of applicants from which an 
entering class may be chosen, it is a 
simple fact that the limited physical 
lesources of the University compel the 
practice of selection. 

As a process of both necessity and 
choice, the Committee has gradually 
worked out a framework for the prac- 
tice of selection. Because of the re- 
cent large increase in the number of 
applications and the consequent diffi- 
culty in making selections, the Com- 
mittee has come to articulate its prin- 
ciples of choice somewhat more clearly 
and consciously than in the past. 

The dominant principle is this: it is 
unfair to accept an applicant whose 
chances for academic success at Sewa- 
nee are poor, regardless of other con- 
siderations. Thus, the first concern of 
the Committee is with academic com- 
petence. In adjudging a candidate's 
competence, the Committee takes into 
account his school record, his scores 
on the required College Board exami- 
nations, and the opinions of qualified 
persons — notably of teachers and prin- 
cipals, but also of ministers and friends. 

The Committee has no rigid or cate- 
gorical definition of competence: each 
candidate is individually considered, 
according to standards that seem rele- 
vant for him. Nor does this primary 
concern with academic competence 
mean that a candidate's chances for 
acceptance are in direct proportion to 
his grades or scores. Finally, it does 
not mean that the Committee aspires 
to the attainment of an unreasonably 
high standard of intellectual aptitude. 

The Class of 1908 dined together at the Alumni Dinner June 
7. Left to ru/lit are Hugh L. Harry of New Orleans. Mrs. 
John B. Greer. Bishop R. Bland Mitchell of Sewanee, Mrs. 
Mitchell. John B. Greer of Shreveport. and Mrs. J. J. Mor- 
rison, daughter of Mr. Harry. 

The Committee places great value 
upon qualities of character and evi- 
dences of leadership as well as aca- 
demic promise. It is concerned with 
its obligation to serve the Church, to 
serve its constituency, and to serve the 
region from which the majority of its 
students have always come. In recog- 
nizing these obligations, the Commit- 
tee is consistently concerned with the 
following interests: 

1. That of the alumni. Sons and bro- 
thers of alumni are given special con- 

2. That of Sewanee's active friends 
and supporters. 

3. That of the Church; most espe- 
cially of the dioceses and parishes 
which have regularly supported Sewa- 

4. That of diversity in background. 
The Committee recognizes some possi- 
bility of the development at Sewanee 
of an undesirable homogeneity in atti- 
tude and view. It believes that its stu- 
dents will be benefited by the oppor- 
tunity to enlarge their capacities for 
understanding and tolerance. 

5. That of balance among the aca- 
demic disciplines within the College. It 
is necessary, on occasion, to accommo- 
date standards to this need for balance. 

6. That of the various extra-curricular 
pursuits which constitute so important 
a part of the life of the College. 

Centennial Meeting 
Elects Burch, Chitty; 
Honors Past Leaders 

At the Centennial Alumni Meeting 
at Thompson Union on June 7, J. C. 
Brown Burch, '21, was elected to com- 
plete the 1957-59 term as alumni presi- 
dent. He had been serving as president 
since an illness forced the retirement 
last fall of Stanyarne Burrows, Jr., '29. 
Arthur Ben Chitty, '35, was re-elected 
to a four-year term, his fourth, as exe- 
cutive director. 

Six past presidents of the Associated 
Alumni were presented plaques bear- 
ing the University seal: David A. Shep- 
herd. '00, Harding C. Woodall, 17, 
Frank M. Gillespie, '11, J. Albert 
Woods, 18, John B. Greer, '08, and W. 
Michaux Nash, '26. L. Kemper Wil- 
liams, '08, was presented a gold key in 
the Order of the Alumni Exornati. 
Other keys were awarded at the Alum- 
ni Dinner that night to John B. Greer, 
Hugh L. Harry, and Bishop R. Bland 
Mitchell, all members of the Class of 
1908 celebrating its 50th anniversary. 
Mrs. Robert L. Pctry was given two 
leather-bound copies of sections of the 
Alumni Directory, of which she is co- 

Mynders, Bonner Made Honorary Alumni 

Two distinguished and devoted Epis- 
copalians were made honorary mem- 
bers of the Associated Alumni at the 
centennial meeting on June 7. They 
were Alfred Donahue Mynders, for 
sixteen years editor of the Chattanooga 
Times, and James Shepherd Bonner, 
civil defense coordinator for Southern 
Bell in Atlanta. The presentation of a 
citation to Bonner is described in the 
Sewanee Club news under "Atlanta." 

Alfred Mynders was born in Harts- 
ville, Tennessee, in 1888. He attended 
the University of Tennessee in Knox- 
ville, served in France as a second 
lieutenant in World War I, and wrote 
successively for the old Chattanoog.i 
News and the Memphis Commercial 
Appeal, before assuming editorship of 
the Times in 1942. He became the 

much admired colleague of the late 
Charles McDonald Puckette, '07, and 
became more and more interested in 
Sewanee. which he calls his "other al- 
ma mater." 

Through the years he wrote scores 
of columns about the University of the 
South, blending his knowledge of 
Southern history with his acute per- 
ception of ethical values. He made 
Chattanoogans feel that Sewanee, 
founded on Lookout Mountain, was a 
part of their community's heritage and 
one of its institutions. The citation 
which will be presented him at the 
next meeting of the Sewanee Club of 
Chattanooga expresses gratitude for the 
"compatibility demonstrated through 
his writings of his own Christian prin- 
ciples and those of our Alma Mater." 

A ugust, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 

Chapel to be Memorial 
To All the Saints 

It could well be said that saints are those at whose death 
the world jelt itself the poorer. 

Lambeth, 1958 

All Saints' Chapel will be a veri- 
table Westminster Abbey for Sewanee 
and the Episcopal Church. Designed as 
a tribute to "All the saints who from 
their labors rest," the structure has 
been adorned with memorial tablets 
and furnishings. Each vice-chancellor 
and most of the chancellors of the Uni- 
versity have been remembered there, 
while the earlier chancellors have their 
memorials on the south wall of the li- 

As building now progresses past the 
great clerestory windows, the memorial 
character of All Saints' becomes more 
pronounced. Applications for memori- 
als must be approved by the regents' 
committee, composed of the chancellor, 
the vice-chancellor, the chaplain, and 
the director of development. The 
rule prohibiting the placing of a 
memorial in All Saints' until five years 
after the death of a person has been 
suspended during this construction 
period. A letter from Bishop Frank A. 
Juhan in June invited requests for me- 
morials from alumni. 

Memorials which are a part of the 

In the new St. Augustine's Chapel, Bishop R. Bland Mitchell 
points to the rose window which is a tribute to him from 
friends in Birmingham. 

fabric of the building count on the 
chapel completion objectives adopted 
by the owning dioceses in 1955. Stained 
glass and other gifts do not. 

Construction Memorials 
The narthex, or entrance on the west, 
has been given by the diocese of Up- 
per South Carolina as a memorial to its 
first bishop, Kirkman G. Finlay, '02, 
and the Rev. William Porcher DuBose, 
dean of the School of Theology and a 
native of South Carolina. The west 
narthex door, or main entrance, is a 
memorial by the diocese of Georgia to 
its first bishop, Stephen Elliott. An- 
other narthex door is the gift of the 
Rev. Thomas P. Noe, '96. Two of three 
entries from narthex to nave are in 
memory of Bishop John B. Walthour, 

'31, of Atlanta, and Mrs. Frank P. 
Henderson. Memorials yet available in 
the narthex are the south door ($5,000), 
north entry ($2,500), and four turrets 
($4,000 each). 

In the nave, memorials similar to 
those in the National Cathedral at 
Washington have been suggested. It is 
hoped that the arched bays between 
the nave (center) and aisles will be 
designated for the owning dioceses. 
The Tennessee Bay is a memorial to 
Philip B. Whitaker, '12. Undesignated 
yet are sections of arched ceilings 
($8,000), other bays ($8,000), vaulted 
ceilings in north and south aisles 
($16,000), and two organ grilles 
($2,500). The cross on the west gable 
of the nave is the gift of James God- 
win, architect for the completion of the 

The transition from ledges of stone in a mountain-side quarry to a great church with chairs not for one bishop but for 
twenty-two is made possible by the giant stone saw on the left above. Mid- August saw construction on All Saints' rise to 
the great clerestory window frames, with the narthex or new entrance almost in place, except for the turrets (center). In the 
center background is Shapard Tower. On the left, rear, is th 2 new wing housing St. Augustine's Chapel, the chaplain's 
office, choir and altar guild rooms, and sacristy. 

The bells of the Polk Carillon are placed in Shapard Tower as the proper heights are reached. One of the massive bells is 
seen against the sky as the larger bells were mounted in Jnh). Great care was exercised by workmen on the tower frame- 
work a hundred feet from the ground. 

chapel after the original design by 
Ralph Adams Cram. 

In addition to the bays and ceilings of 
the choir, memorials available in that 
section are particularly appropriate for 
former students and faculty. Choir 
stalls have been given in memory of 
George W. Gillespie. '46, James M. 
Vance, '74, and Fred Jackson Coxe. 
The diocese of South Carolina is mak- 
ing the additional professors' stalls 
memorials to Dr. DuBose, but will per- 
mit professors' families to give indi- 
vidual stalls. Memorialized here will 
be Dr. John M. S. McDonald, professor 
of philosophy, William B. Nauts, '82, 
professor of Latin, Col. DuVal G. Cra- 
vens, '14, superintendent of Sewanee 
Military Academy, and the parents of 
the Rev. John N. Atkins, '02. Twenty- 
five choir stalls ($250 each) and ten 
professors' stalls ($400) may still be 

The ceiling and bays of the sanctu- 
ary are a memorial by the diocese of 
Louisiana to its first bishop, Leonidas 
Polk. The bishops' chairs are memorials 
by the diocese of South Carolina to 
two of its bishops. Ellison Capers, 
chancellor, and William Alexander 
Guerry. '84. The diocese will permit 
other memorials ($800 each) to bish- 
ops here and three have been desig- 
nated in memory of Bishops John W. 
Beckwith and Frederick F. Reese of 
Georgia and John B. Walthour. '31. of 
Atlanta. The marble floor of the chan- 
cel will be the gift of the Class of 1928. 

The ambulatory or walkway sur- 
rounding the east end of the chapel 
and its east door are undesignated. 

In the north wing. St. Augustine's 
Chapel has been given by the diocese 
of Arkansas as a tribute to Bishop R. 
Bland Mitchell. 08. The priests' sac- 
risty is the gift of the late Mrs. Z. C. 
Patten and Cartter Patten of Chatta- 
nooga. The arch connecting the chapel 
and Science Hall is in memory of Mr. 
and Mrs. William Henry Johnstone, 
parents of Dr. H. Fraser Johnstone. '23. 

Not yet designated are the choir room 
($10,000), the chaplain's office ($9,000), 
and St. Augustine's Guild Room. 

Shapard Tower is in memory of Rob- 
ert P. Shapard of Griffin, Georgia. The 
War Memorial Shrine in the tower en- 
trance is the gift of Bishop Frank A. 
Juhan, '11, Mrs. Juhan, the Rev. George 
B. Myers, '07, and Mrs. Myers. Their 
sons, Charles J. Juhan, '46, and George 
Clifton Myers, '46, are among the Se- 
wanee men who died in the World 
Wars who are being memorialized in 
the shrine. The carillon in the tower is 
a memorial to Bishop Leonidas Polk. 
Stained Glass 

Stained glass artists from England, 
France and the United States have been 
asked to submit designs for windows. 
The themes for the entire chapel have 
been selected. In addition to the win- 
dows listed below, other donors are 
considering gifts but final allocations 
have not been made. 

In the sanctuary the theme will be 
the Te Deum Laudamus. The center 
window over the altar will be Christ 
Reigning in Glory, a memorial by Lou- 
isiana to Bishop Polk. The northeast 
window will depict the Noble Army of 
Martyrs and the southeast window the 
Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets. It 
is hoped that these windows will be 
made memorials to the two other prin- 
cipal founders of the University, Bish- 
ops James Hervey Otey of Tennessee 
and Stephen Elliott of Georgia. 

Iia the choir there will be six win- 
dows depicting the Life of Christ. One 
of these windows, the Sermon on the 
Mount, has been given. The fourteen 
clerestory windows in the nave will 
have themes from the Bible or from 
Church history. The west rose window 
is the gift of the Farish family of 

The small aisle windows will show 
twenty-four departments, past and 
present, of the University. Memorial- 
ized here will be former students (the 
Rev. Alexander Mitchell, '85, theology; 

Dr. Allen Lear, '05, medicine; the Rev. 
Edward McCrady, '92, philosophy; John 
A. Merritt, SMA '81); professors (Dr. 
William B. Hall, '85, chemistry; John 
McCrady, biology); a trustee (Joseph 

E. Hart); residents of Sewanee (Sam- 
uel C. Hoge, history; Thomas Hamil- 
ton, civil engineering); and parents of 
Sewanee men (mother and father of 
Curtiss Scarritt, '59, English and politi- 
cal science; and mother of the Rev. 

F. V. D. Fortune, '32, music). Other 
memorials have been spoken for, with 
only nine of the twenty-four windows 
($600 each) unallocated. 

The narthex windows will depict the 
history of the University. Two of the 
four have been given in memory of the 
Rev. Charles Tyler Miller and Peter 
Charles Patrick. None of the ambula- 
tory windows ($5,000) have been given. 
In St. Augustine's Chapel the central 
rose window is a tribute to Bishop R. 
Bland Mitchell by friends in Birming- 
ham, where he was rector of St. Ma- 
ry's Church. The other two windows 
will be Arkansas memorials. The east 
baptistry window has been reserved by 
friends of a Sewanee man killed in 
World War II. 

Other Gifts 

A nunilxr of furnishings and adorn- 
ments of the chapel have been given: 
the altar and reredos in memory of 
Calvin K. Schwing. '21: the litany desk 
in memory of George Hamman. '94; the 
credence table in memory of Dr. H. W. 
Blanc, '90; and the university seal in- 
laid in the chapel floor, a thank ofTer- 
inii for the entrance and graduation of 
Robert O. Persons. Jr.. '53. 

Still available as memorials are four 
alms boxes ($200 each), bronze bulle- 
tin board for front of the chapel 
($1,000); floor coverings for chancel 
and aisles ($6,000); two hymn boards 
($350 each); two literature racks ($50 
each); the north transept cross ($500); 
the organ ($75,000) ; permanent funds 
for hymnals and prayer books ($3,000 
each); and a public address system 

August, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 


To Light a Spark: Dr. Petry 

by Edith Whitesell 

The man at Sewanee who has served 
longest in the rank of full professor 
is now Dr. Robert Lowell Petry, head 
of the department of physics. This fact 
may come as a surprise to Dr. Petry's 
former students who never associated 
him with age, or years, or passage of 
time. They still need not. He is still 
the same quiet, persistent, effective 
person who seems neither young nor 
capable of growing old. 

Dr. Petry himself slightly deprecates 
the "senior" position, as the play of 
his gentle irony deprecates all tri- 
butes. "Being senior professor is a 
rather dubious honor," he says, with 
the mustache-buried smile which gen- 
erations of students remember recog- 
nizing minutes after the quiet joke was 
made. "You just have to wait long 
enough. It does indicate, though, that 
we have a fairly young faculty. I 
am only sixty, a low age for a senior 
professor, even for schools that have 
a retirement age of sixty-five. In the 
old days Major MacKellar, for example, 
was re-elected to teach when he was 
over eighty. He complimented ^the re- 
gents on their good judgment." 

Sewanee can compliment itself on its 

good judgment in being the kind of 
place where a man like Dr. Petry will 
stay to become senior professor. At a 
time when most colleges cannot hold 
their physics teachers against the en- 
ticements of industry and government, 
even with frantic unilateral salary 
raises, Sewanee has for thirty years 
had the serene devotion of Dr. Petry. 
All his students agree that his motiva- 
tion has been directed entirely toward 
his teaching, and no conceivable self- 
forwarding could draw him away from 
his career of gentle prodding, intense 
search for a spark that might be lighted 
in this or that young man, and relent- 
less holding to the line of scientific 

Dr. Petry's interest in the young 
does not stop with his students. Small 
boys are given the run of his labora- 
tory, and he will stop any time to give 
them special demonstrations. He de- 
lights in showing them his collection of 
physics "toys," the mystifying puzzles 
and gadgets whose behavior falls into 
patterns of sweet reasonableness once 
the laws of science are invoked. From 
age two to ninety, curiosity is all that 
is needed to call forth Dr. Petry's time 
and limitless patience. His attention is 
not even narrowed to potential physi- 

Dr. Petry demonstrates the law of gravity to Chris Canon. 
The "jailing body" in this experiment consists of two me- 
chanical firemen. 

cists — only to potential people. To him . 
physics is not only a career but an 

Dr. Petry was educated at Earlham j 
and Haverford Colleges, Princeton Uni- 
versity and the University of Chicago. 
He came to Sewanee as professor of 
physics and head of the department in ■ 
1929 after some years on the faculties 
of the University of Saskatchewan and 
Roanoke College. A long list of hon- 
ors includes selection for American | 
Men of Science and he has made a ',. 
number of published contributions to 
physics journals on secondary electron 
emission, the mechanism of hearing, 
and the use of animated diagrams in 
the teaching of physics. 

Characteristically, most of his work 
outside of direct teaching has been in 
the last field, the development of aids 
to teaching. As far back as 1932, be- 
fore Walt Disney and his animated 
cartoons became as familiar as break- 
fast cereal, one of Dr. Petry's students 
recalls himself being animated into 
producing a series of drawings which 
could be photographed to give the ef- 
fect of motion, making much clearer 
the electrolytic process. Dr. Petry says 
that Mrs. Petry gave him the idea of 
making these animations, which have 
engaged them both over the years and 
on which they are still working. 

There is certainly no doubt that one 
of the nicest things Dr. Petry ever did 
for Sewanee was to marry Mrs. Petry. 
The former Helen Adams was earning 
a Master's in physics at Johns Hop- 
kins while he was a Ph.D. candidate 
at Princeton. Mrs. Petry taught physics 
at Sewanee during and after World 
War II and for the past ten years has 
been engaged in research for the 
Alumni Office. She has been co-editor 
of four volumes of the Sewanee Cen- 
tennial Alumni Directory with two 
more sections yet to be printed. In 
1951-1952 she took charge of the Alum- 
ni Office during the leave-of-absence 
of the Alumni Secretary. 

As an outgrowth of the animations, 
the Committee on Visual Aids in Phy- 
sics of the American Association of 
Physics Teachers, of which Dr. Petry 
has been a member for fifteen years, 
has produced a series of films designed 
to teach physics to high school stu- 
dents and help relieve the critical 
shortage of teachers in that area. Re- 
cently Dr. and Mrs. Petry have been 
reviewing films which will be distribu- 
ted by the Encyclopedia Britannica 
and are making a generation of Se- 
wanee small fry physics-minded in the 

The traits that Dr. Petry's students, 
one after the other, call to mind, are 
his dedication, his calm and placid na- 
ture, and his almost perfectly scientific 


The Sewanee News 

\ iewpoint. Dr. Albert P. Bridges, '47. 
physicist for Sandia Corporation in 
Albuquerque, New Mexico, writes, "I 
have many fond recollections of Dr. 
Petry such as: 

"a) His abbreviated writing in tlu- 
upper right hand corner of the class 
room blackboard giving assignments (I 
incidentally j,doptc:l a similar style for 
notes and records) which were "Greek" 
until interpreted the first time or two. 

"b) The time in one of his labora- 
tories when he accidentally grabbed 
the wrong lead and was shocked lit- 
erally and figuratively but kept his 
composure (My lab partner has just 
done the same thing and had com- 
pletely disintegrated). 

"c) His car which became a land- 
mark around the campus (I was very 
disappointed when returning in later 
years to find it gone)." 

Dr. Bridges continues "in a more 
serious vein: d) His loyalty to Sewa- 
nee, e) His careful adherence to an 
exemplary life, f) His careful, explicit 
and conscientious lectures, g) His de- 
votion to teaching, h) And more than 
anything else, I remember vividly the 
influence the above had on my choice 
of Physics as a profession. 

"When I remember Sewanee now," 
Dr. Bridges concludes. "I think of many 
good things and times but certainly 
in my memories of Sewanee is Dr. 
Petry. He deserves a standing ovation." 

Dr. Rex Pinson, Jr., '48, Pfizer Lab- 
oratories chemist, and Dr. John C. 
Stewart, '51, General Electric Com- 
pany research physicist, both express 
indebtedness to Dr. Petry for implant- 
ing in them the scientific attitude. Dr. 
Pinson says. "I have always been grate- 
ful to Dr. Petry for teaching me early 
in the game that a conclusion based on 
a series of experimental observations 
can be only as precise as the least pre- 
cise observation on which it is based. 
This seemingly simple concept is one on 
which a great number of people who 
ought to know better stub their toes. 
I suppose that most people who are 
not scientists never even think about 
it at all. One can, for example, meas- 
ure the distance between two points 
with the speedometer on his car, and 
after simple calculations express the 
distance in inches. This is well and 
good as long as it does not lull the ob- 
server into believing he knoii's the dis- 
tance to the nearest inch. It was thij 
kind of a trap that Dr. Petry was 
very successful in teaching his stu- 
dents to avoid." 

Dr. Stewart illustrates much the 
same sort of thing: "An event I par- 
ticularly recall was the revelation of 
the formula Dr. Petry used for com- 
puting semester grades. It was a mag- 
nificent collection of symbols for test 
scores, lab reports, outside problems, 
etc., covering most of the width of the 
blackboard. As the class pondered how 
to get the maximum returns per hour 
expended, he quietly appended a large 
discretionary 'plus-or-minus-X' — per- 
haps as a reminder of the inevitable 
'experimental uncertainty-.' 

"Among general traits of his," Dr. 
Stewart concludes, "I might mention a 

Dr. and Mrs. Petry live in a friendly brick house which has offered welcome — and 
even refuge — to the student families living in Woodland across the street. At the 
tea table are Cham Canon. Dr. Petry's laboratory assistant, former research physi- 
cist now a theological student. Dr. and Mrs. Petry. Kate Canon. Mrs. Canon. Nancy 
and Chris. 

characteristic method of injecting hu- 
mor — so subtly done one might not de- 
tect it for several minutes afterward. 
None of the blatant quips for which 
laughter is a duty!" 

At a time when America has sud- 
denly and almost hysterically noticed 
enormous holes in its production of 
the scientists who alone can hold our 
own for us in life-and-death interna- 
tional competition, gentle, self-effacing 
Dr. Petry. inspirer of physicists and 
implanter of the scientific attitude in 
generations of students, and his too- 
rare counterparts, are suddenly in the 
public spotlight. Asked to comment 
on what has been called "the crisis in 
education," Dr. Petry said, "My initial 
reaction is that it is too bad. I will 
be glad to see the time when we need 
no longer place this over-emphasis on 
applied science, that happy imaginary 
time when the hot wars and the cold 
wars are a thing of the past, and we 
can return to physics as a cultural sub- 
ject, not so strictly a professional one. 

"There is much talk now about 
'training' scientists. I feel that there is 
some danger that we may give our 
most promising students so mucii 
t raining that we kill their originality. 
A man starts out with original and 
almost one hundred percent impracti- 
cal ideas. I try in our freshman and 
sophomore years to see that the origi- 
nality is not discouraged by advancing 
knowledge. What we need really, is 
not so much 10,000 trained physicists 
and engineers as ten men of genius. 
Most people would have emphatically 
discouraged Einstein in the early stages 

— they would not have seen what he 
was doing." 

Then with characteristic fear that 
he might not be speaking exactly, the 
"plus-or-minus X" caution, he hast- 
ened to say, "Now don't take me too 
literally. I am in the habit of extra- 
polating, following curves to zero or 
infinity, and that makes for extrava- 
gance when talking about ordinary 

Physics at Sewanee 

Physics was one of the thirty-two de- 
partments of learning planned for the 
University in the original statutes 
adopted in 1860. Instruction in physics 
began in 1870 or 1871. two or three 
years after the University opened. Thir- 
ty-two students were enrolled in phys- 
ics classes in 1870-71. according to thv 
catalogue. There were junior and senior 
classes, the first having elementary in- 
struction in mechanics, heat, light, 
electricity, optics, etc., and the senior 
class including mechanics, astronomy, 
optics and acoustics. Calculus was re- 
quired before entrance to the senior 

Brigadier-General Josiah Gorgas was 
the first professor of civil engineering 
and physics, in addition to his adminis- 
trative duties as headmaster and then 
as vice-chancellor. Among others who 
acted as professor of physics were John 
McCrady. grandfather of the present 
vice-chancellor, the Rev. Gen. Francis 
A. Shoup. and Dr. William B. Hall, 
later vice-chancellor. 

Augustj Nineteen Fifty-Eight 


Above, dancers in Act IV, the 1880 German (Marilyn Scott, Robbie 
Moore, Bernie Dunlap, Mrs. John Arrington) . Mrs. Barnwell (Betty 
Hodges) played the piano while Sewanee ladies chaperoned the dancers. 

Below, Bishop James H. Otey (Bishop Theodore N. Barth, also of Ten- 
nessee) arrives for Act I, the Laying of the Cornerstone in 1860. Ten 
bishops portrayed their predecessors in the scene (Carruthers, Cole, 
Stuart, Louttit, Moses, Dandridge, Jones, Dicus, Juhan, Barth) . An 
eleventh bishop, R. Bland Mitchell, portrayed Vice -Chancellor Telfair 

The Cent 

Six Episodes Fr\ 

Written and Di:j 

Above, in the Masque, Alma Mater (Martha Clark 4 
from Trees, Streams, Laurel and Woods Creature 11 

Below, in the procession which closed the pageant 
Henry T. Kirby-Smith, Jr.), the Vice -Chancellor, l| 
Mrs. George R. Fairbanks (Rainford Fairbanks Du (it 
of the Cornerstone. 

lial Pageant 

iewanee's History 

Charlotte Gailor 

Lanied by the Seven Liberal Arts, receives tribute 
.meed before her. 

Confederate soldiers from Act II (Daryl Canfill and 
\ft Bishop Quintard (David Collins), and at his right 
ith a group of the citizenry who cayne to the Laying 

Above. Photographer Spencer Judd (Robert S. Lancaster) at the Mili- 
tary Drill in 1890. Bishop and Mrs. Leonidas Polk (Bishop and Mrs. 
Frank A. Juhan) at the Laying of the Cornerstone. 1860. and the 

Below, General Edmund Kirby-Smith (H. T. Kirby-Smith) attends 
the 1890 Military Drill. The competition (by S. M. A. cadets) was at- 
tended by faculty, residents and summer girls. 

With Sewanee Clubs 

Charleston Wins 
Dobbins Trophy 

The Dobbins Trophy for outstanding 
service of a Sewanee Club during 1957- 
58 was awarded at Commencement to 
the Sewanee Club of Charleston (see 
February, 1958, Sewanee News), form- 
erly known as the Coastal Carolina 
Alumni Chapter. The silver trophy — 
this year a Revere bowl — is presented 
ennually by E. Ragland Dobbins, '35, 
alumni vice-president for regions. It 
was accepted for Charleston by Henry 
G. Hutson, '50, club prisident. The 
first Dobbins Trophy, presented in 1957, 
went to the Sewanee Club of Atlanta. 

Charleston is well under way with 
the establishment of a University of 
the South-Charleston Scholarship Fund 
to assist worthy, needy students enter- 
ing Sewanee from Charleston County. 
The minimum annual award is to be 
$500 with renewal possible if academic 
standards are maintained. Recipients 
will be selected jointly by the Univer- 
sity and by the club. 

During the summer the club gives 
an annual beach party for Charleston 
area students, prospective students and 
their dates. This year's party will be 
late this month or in early September. 


The Sewanee Club of Birmingham 
held its annual Spring Picnic on May 3 
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James G. 
Creveling, parents of two graduates of 
the College. Present were thirty-five 
alumni and their wives. The following 
officers were elected: Richard E. Sim- 
mons, Jr., '50, president; Michael Poe, 
'52, vice-president; William D. Tynes, 
Jr., '54, secretary; and Harold G. Gra- 
ham, '51, treasurer. The club was very 
well represented on the Mountain dur- 
ing the Commencement weekend. 

Kansas City 

No Sewanee club has materialized in 
Kansas City yet, but because of a new 

In Charleston on February 6 South 
Carolina bishops met to honor their 
senior, Albert S. Thomis, '98. Left to 
right are Thomas N. Carruthers, '21, 
South Carolina, John J. Gravatt, re- 
tired. Upper South Carolina, Bishop 
Thomas, and C. Alfred Cole, '36, pres- 
ent bishop of the upper diocese. 

resident it shouldn't take long. The 
alumni's vice-president for regions 
(Sewanee club organizations), E. Rag- 
land Dobbins, '35, joined the city's pop- 
ulation this summer. Dobbins, for- 
merly in Atlanta where he was a found- 
er of that city's thriving club, is now 
resident vice-president of the Pacific 
Indemnity Company. Address: 3706 
Broadway, Kansas City 11, Missouri. 

Greater Miami 

Steering committee for organizing 
the Sewanee Club of Greater Miami is 
chairmanned by Daniel S. Dearing, '54. 
Other stalwarts are Frederick R. Frey- 
er, '29, Parker F. Enwright, '50, and 
John W. Morton, '33. The club may 
plan a Sewanee get-together during the 
October General Convention. 

New York 

The John H. P. Hodgson Chapter of 
New York alumni met February 13 at 
the Harvard Club for a reception and 
dinner with Vice-Chancellor McCrady 
as guest speaker. Honorary alumni 
introduced were the Rev. Dr. Roelif 
H. Brooks, rector emeritus of St. 
Thomas' Church, New York City, 
who was awarded an honorary D.C.L. 
degree in 1935, and Sheridan A. Logan, 
executive secretary of the George F. 
Baker Trust, who was named an hon- 
orary alumnus in 1955. About forty- 
five alumni attended the dinner. 

New officers elected for 1958-59 were 
Thomas K. Ware, Jr., '42, president; H. 
Powell Yates, '25, vice-president; Clen- 
don H. Lee, '41, secretary; and Gordon 
E. Reynolds, Jr., '42, treasurer. 

St. Louis 

St. Louis alumni held a luncheon 
Saturday, May 10, at Busch's Grove to 
hear a report on the Sewanee Centen- 
nial by Alumni Executive Director Ar- 
thur Ben Chitty, '35. New president 3s 
Stanley Gordon Jones, '51, succeeding 
O. Morgan Hall, '39. 


Future Sewanee gatherings are being 
planned in the Tampa area, including 
Clearwater and St. Petersburg, by Cam- 
eron L. Gamsby, '18, 1401 Admiral 
Woodson Lane, Clearwater, Florida, 
and Charles G. Mullen, Jr., '43, 2709 
Jetton Avenue, Tampa. A steering com- 
mittee will convene on October 4. They 
will welcome some helping hands. 


The Sewanee Club of Washington 
gathered for a reception and dinner at 
the Chevy Chase (Maryland) Club on 
April 24. Vice-Chancellor McCrady 
was the speaker. 

Among the twenty-one alumni and 
guests attending were the Hon. William 
R. Castle, Jr., Hon. '35, former am- 
bassador to Japan and under secretary 
of state; Benjamin Thoron, treasurer 
and director of the Protestant Episcopal 
Cathedral Foundation; Congressman 
Armistead I. Selden, Jr., '42, of Ala- 
bama: and Bowdoin Craighill, '03, 

Chitty, Kane, Bonner (see Atlanta) 

Atlanta Holds Citation 
Dinner for Bonner 

A citation dinner was staged by the 
Sewanee Club of Atlanta on July 16 
honoring James Shepherd Bonner, 
Southern Bell Telephone executive, 
who was made honorary member of 
the Associated Alumni at the Centen- 
nial Commencement in June, 1958. 
Bonner, who recently retired as trus- 
tee of the University from the Diocese 
of Atlanta, received a hand-illuminated 
citation for his exemplary effort on be- 
half of Sewanee. 

Fifty-three persons, an astonishingly 
large group for a midsummer gather- 
ing, heard world's champion toastmas- 
ter Dudley Fort, '34, present Arthur 
Ben Chitty, '35, who gave some sta- 
tistics on Sewanee's growing eminence 
in the academic world. Chitty called 
Bonner "an outstanding example of the 
kind of man Sewanee is seeking — a 
devoted Episcopal layman, a success- 
ful businessman, who, perceiving the 
importance of the University of the 
South, gives sacrificially of his time 
and talent for the upbuilding of the 
Church's educational center on the 

The meeting was held in the Recep- 
tion Room of the Hall of Bishops at 
the Cathedral of St. Philip. Samuel W. 
Kane, A'29, president of the club, 
wielded the gavel. A round of applause 
went to Thomas G. Linthicum, '23, for 
his superlative work as treasurer and 
general coordinator. 

prominent Washington lawyer and civ- 
ic leader. 

At a buffet supper last October at 
the home of the William C. Graysons, 
'43, the following officers were elected: 
J. Thomas Schneider, '17, president; D. 
Heyward Hamilton, Jr., '26, vice-presi- 
dent; Maurice K. Heartfield, Jr., '51, 
secretary; and G. Mallory Buford, '32, 
treasurer. Guest speaker was Alumni 
Executive Director Chitty. 

On the Mountain 

Research is Their 

By Edith Whitesell 

Sewanee has always taken care, as 
a matter of policy, not to put any 
pressure expressed or implied on its 
faculty to produce research or engage 
in activities aside from teaching. Many 
far more famous universities take a 
diametrically opposite position but Se- 
wanee considers teaching the para- 
mount objective of its professors. Aids 
are at hand, however, in the shape of 
grants from special research funds, 
travel expenses to meetings of learned 
societies, etc., for those men who wish 
to pursue scholarly studies or publish 
their findings. 

A sampling of the present faculty 
shows that many are, indeed, active in 
their several fields. In the area of 
political science, Arthur B. Dugan has 
reviewed four books on Great Britain 
for the forthcoming issue of the Jour- 
nal oj Politics. He has retired as Com- 
parative Government Editor of that 
publication, a post to which he was 
appointed in 1950, and has become a 
member of the Council of the Ameri- 
can Political Science Association. Dean 
Robert S. Lancaster has published a 
series on Judge Learned Hand for the 
Vanderbilt Law Review, and has lec- 
tured to a meeting of former Fulbright 
award winners and Fulbright advisers 
and to others on his experiences in 
the Middle East. Gilbert F. Gilchrist 
read a paper on the implications of 
recent research for the principle of the 
iron law of oligarchy to the Southern 
Political Science Association. 

Classics professor Bayly Turlington 
is a member of the Managing Commit- 
tee of the American School of Classi- 
cal Studies in Athens. Stratton Buck, 
professor of French, contributed a ma- 
jor article, "For Emma Bovary," to the 
Sewanee Review. Winter, 1957. He also 
read a paper. "The Uses of Madness," 
before the Tennessee Philological As- 
sociation at the annual meeting in Feb- 
ruary, 1958. This paper will be pub- 
lished in the 1958 edition of Tennessee 
Studies in Literature. Alfred Scott 
Bates, also of the French department, 
has continued to produce and publish 
his delightful light verse, and he is 
working on an anthology of war poetry. 
Frederick R Whitesell, professor of 
German, is preparing for publication 
the letters of Georg Friedrich Benecke 
to Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. He is 
serving this year on the Executive 
Committee of the South Atlantic Mod- 
ern Language Association. 

Joseph A, Bryan:, associate profes- 
sor of English, has been awarded one 
of four Sewanee Review fellowships for 
creative writing. 

H. Malcolm Owen, professor of bi- 
ology, is spending the summer study- 
ing the effects of vitamin C on oysters, 
using the facilities of the College of 
Charleston's marine biological labora- 

tory at Fort Johnson. David B. Camp, 
chairman of the department of chem- 
istry, is spending his third consecutive 
summer working at the Medical Di- 
vision of the Oak Ridge Institute of 
Nuclear Studies. He has developed a 
modification of a chemical dosimeter 
(a method of measuring the energy of 
gamma rays used in treating tumors), 
and is now preparing the data from 
this work for publication, as well as 
investigating the possibility of other 
chemicals that may be used as gamma 
ray dosimeters with the help of a new 
recording spectrophotometer. William 
B. Guenther, assistant professor oi 
chemistry, has published this year 
"The Thermal Decomposition of Me- 
thyl Propyl Ketone'' in the Journal of 
the American Chemical Society and 
"Radioactive Decay Calculations with- 
out Calculus" in the Journal oj Chemi- 
cal Education. T. Felder Dorn, also of 
the chemistry department, has been 
spending his summers on research in 
radiocarbon dating at the University 
of Washington in Seattle. 

Bowaters Gives Forest 
Soils Laboratory 

Construction has begun on a new 
forest soils laboratory at Sewanee. 
made possible by a gift from the Bo- 
waters Southern Paper Corporation of 
Calhoun, Tennessee. A check for $1,500 
from the company received by Prof. 
Charles E. Cheston, head of the Uni- 
versity's forestry department, makes 
possible the transformation of a portion 
oi the former central heating plant, 
converted last year from coal to nat- 
ural gas. 

The gift raises to a total of $9,500 
the funds recently given by Bowater 
to advance various forestry projects 
end services at Sewanee, Cheston said. 
A new member of the staff of the Se- 
wanee Forest Research Center, one of 
the Southern Forest Experiment Sta- 
tions of the U. S. Department of Agri- 
culture, will spend full time in re- 
search in the soils laboratory, which 
will benefit tree farmers in Tennessee. 
Purpose of the research will be to de- 
termine what trees grow best in vari- 
ous types of Tennessee soils, Cheston 

The new soils specialist is James 
Donald Burton of Moundsville, West 
Virginia, who received his B.S. degree 
in forestry at the University of West 
Virginia in 1949, his master's degree at 
Yale in 1950, and this year his master 
Oi science degree in silviculture and 
soils from Iowa State College, Ames, 
Iowa. Burton's arrival brings to a total 
of five the number of men on the re- 
search center staff headed by Arnold 
L. Mignery. The staff members co- 
operate closely with the three faculty 
members of Sewanee's forestry depart- 

Athletic Staff Adds 
Physical Educatio n , 
Swimming Expert 

Ted D. Bitondo joins the athletic de- 
partment of the University of the 
South as the result of a long search. 
The swimming and diving expert from 
Florida State University in Tallahas- 
see will make the non-varsity athlete 
at Sewanee his principal interest. 
Throughout its history Sewanee has 
found means, even in its darkest days, 
of encouraging the varsity player. But 
the man who was too poorly trained 
to make the big team lacked expert 
coaching, except from his fellows on 
intramural squads. 

Bitondo. born in New York in 191'i. 
received his BA. and M S. degrees in 
Ohio. He has made physical education 
his vocation for twenty years. He ha* 
coached two Ail-American divers and 
one district championship team. Di- 
rector of athletics Walter Bryant con- 
siders the addition of a sixth man to 
the coaching staff a step which places 
Sewanee in excellent position among 
small universities in developing what 
Plato considered to be one of the three 
principal concerns of education, the 
care of man's physical being. "In Bi- 
tondo," says Bryant, "Sewanee is for- 
tunate in securing a man whose ex- 
perience and excellence are far above 
what might normally be expected in a 
college of our size." 



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{Tin- llniuersity of the Smith 
J&cliKiiiec, (Tennessee 


All home games will begin 
at 2:00 p.m. 

September 26 
Howard College .Birmingham, Ala 

October 4 
Millsaps College Sewanee 

October 11 
Hampden-Sydney, Hamp.-Syd., Va. 

October 18 
Miss. College Clinton, Miss. 

October 25 

Maryville College Sewanee 

November 1 (Homecoming) 
Centre College Sewanee 

No\ ember 8 
Washington & Lee . . Lexington, Va. 

November 15 
Southwestern Sewanee 

August, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 


Centennial Fund 
Nearly Doubles Goal 

The Sewanee Centennial Fund was 
declared closed at the Centennial Com- 
mencement, June 9, 1358. It had be- 
gun January 1, 1953, with a goal of 
$2,800,000. The final total nearly dou- 
bled the objective— $5,240,373. Bishop 
Frank A. Juhan was chairman of the 
most successful capital fund-raising 
effort of Sewanee's history. The an- 
n:unced total did not include over a 
r-,illion dollars raised during the same 
period for operating expenses, princi- 
pally through budgeted Church Sup- 

The bishop's own diocese of Florida 
led the list in capital fund gifts. States 
which sent $1 0,000 or more included: 

Florida $2,502,688 

Tennessee ... 939,939 

New York 514,710 

Texas ._ 451,747 

Louisiana _ 183,444 

Georgia 103,651 

South Carolina 93,262 

Kentucky 75,124 

Mississippi 73,322 

Alabama 68,800 

North Carolina 39,728 

Arkansas 34,887 

New Jersey 23,202 

Cities which sent $10,000 or more were. 

Jacksonville $2,464,634 

New York 512,041 

Chattanooga 480,088 

Houston 300,680 

Memphis 258,253' 

Nashville 141,232 

New Orleans 111,813 

Dallas 92,417 

Columbus, Miss. .... 50,012 

Sewanee 44,796 

Birmingham 40,321 

Columbus, Ga. 37,052 

Louisville 35,978 

Lexington 32,435 

Rock Hill 30,812 

Little Rock 26,840 

Atlanta 26,830 

Winter Park 25,857 

Plaquemine 25,728 

Alexandria, La 24,032 

Rumson, N. J. 21,469 

Greenville, S. C. .... 20,433 

Savannah 18,617 

Austin 17,427 

San Antonio 16,960 

Shreveport 12,702 

Charleston 11,838 

Montgomery 10,103 

Columbia, S. C. 10,055 

The five largest benefactors were 
Mrs. Alfred I. duPont, an anonymous 
foundation, the Ford Foundation, Mrs. 
A. Sessums Cleveland, and the Ed- 
ward C. Ellett Estate. Additional com- 
ments on the financial status of the 
University are found in the report of 
the Vice-Chancellor to the trustees and 
in the address of the executive direc- 
tor to the Associated Alumni. A com- 
plete report of the Sewanee Centen- 
nial Fund, showing totals from each 
city and diocese, will be mailed on re- 

Sewanee's Lantern: 
The Centennial Issue 

By Edith Whitesell 

With the publication in its summer 
issue of the University's Centennial 
Symposia, the Sew~n?e Review demon- 
strates a relationship with the Univer- 
sity that may not always have been 
entirely clear. 

The Sewanee man takes a vague 
pride that this distinguished periodical 
is sponsored by his college. Many have 
experienced with a mixture of pleasure 
and confusion the conlrontation in dis- 
tant parts, "Sewanee? Oh, yes, of 
course I know of Sewanee. That's the 
Sewanee Review." He knows, perhaps, 
that many a writer who has hit the 
best seller bracket would wistfully ex- 
change that best-sellerdom for the kind 
of integrity and penetration that would 
merit his appearance, or even favor- 
able notice, in the Sewanee Review. 
But the average Sewanee man is in- 
clined to think that this prestige has 
nothing to do with him, that the maga- 
zine that carries the name of his alma 
mater is directed only to a specialized 
and erudite few. 

Not many alumni keep up active par- 
ticipation in athletics, but all, however 
immersed in family and business, stir 
and glow with the achievements of Al- 
ma Mater in sports. Similarly, though 
he may not feel ready to flex cerebral 
muscles in arguments about St. John 
Perse or "Metaphor as Mistake," he 
does share in his university's accom- 
plishment in keeping an all-time cham- 
pion in the field of the intellect; and 
not an issue of the Review can fail to 
recall the high days when such mat- 
ters were of moment. 

The founders of the University of 
the South a hundred years ago did not 
choose a mountain top so that they 
might huddle in wooded seclusion; ra- 
ther they envisioned a height from 
which the beams of the Sewanee light 
on the world might have a head start 
for spreading. It is easy to feel that 
such ideas are grandiose. They are 
not. The Sewanee light on the world 
of the mind, the view of the Chris- 
tian intellectual, has had a major im- 
pact on the men who influence the 
men who influence everybody, and for 
more than half a century the Sewanee 
Review has been the arc for that light. 

The Sewanee Centennial took for its 
theme not the records of its athletes 
nor its building program, not a crow- 
ing about multiplications of numbers 
of students or a sky-rocketing endow- 
ment, not any local achievement what- 
ever. It took, in direct line with the 
horizon-wide vision of its founders, 
the theme of Christian Civilization. 
Nothing less. It was this theme that 
the six eminent Symposium speakers 
sounded in relation to their fields. 
Physicist George Gamow, who with 
his One, Two, Three Infinity and other 
books has brought the excitement of 
today's accomplishments in science to 
every inquiring, even if untrained, 
mind, harked to a beginning indeed 
when he spoke on "The Creation of 
the Universe." 
Philip Wheelwright, a familiar con- 

Monroe K. Spears, Editor 

tributor to the Sewanee Review and 
fitting representative for philosophy, 
spoke on "The Intellectual Light," dis- 
cussing the literal as well as the sym- 
bolic derivations of the use of the word 
"light," to which any discussion of 
learning is almost bound to have re- 
course: "May he who sits in the places 
of learning shine like the sun!" 

Our world today and its hopes for 
survival were examined by Grayson 
Kirk, president of Columbia Univer- 
sity, who spoke on "The Conditions of 
Peace," and by Yale zoologist E. J. 
Boell, who discussed "Science: Ser- 
vant or Master of Man?" Art and lit- 
erature came under the searching eyes 
of Roger Sessions, the composer, and 
Lionel Trilling, novelist and critic. 

Those attending the two Symposia 
had the feeling of having stopped for a 
thoughtful look at the whole world, not 
in terms of banal generalizations but 
through the individual eyes of men 
who brought a lifetime of strenuous 
wisdom and discernment to the ap- 
praisal. Reproduced all together in the 
summer issue of the Sewanee Review, 
they have an even greater effect of 
scope and sweep, and details which 
were lost, in grappling with the next 
thought, to the hearer, become bright 
to the reader. 

The book reviews for this issue were 
selected to complement the lectures in 
assaying the current important litera- 
ture in the same broad fields of major 
human concern. In an article that goes 
far beyond the ordinary confines of a 
review, Edward Shils, University of 
Chicago sociologist, surveys the attrac- 
tion of ideological politics for the in- 
tellectual and offers a heartening al- 
ternative. Significant contributions to 
science, philosophy, religion and litera- 
ture are weighed by outstanding men 
in each area. Perhaps the most "con- 
troversial" of the reviews is Brainard 
Cheney's angry and learned rejection 
of what he calls "Toynbeeism." This 
renews what has been a kind of run- 
ning fight in the pages of the Review, 
with Arnold Toynbee himself not the 
least lively of the proponents. 


The Sewanee News 

At St. Lukes . . 

Full Accreditation 

The School of Theology is now a 
fully accredited member of the Ameri- 
can Association of Theological Schools, 
after having been an associate mem- 
ber a number of years. Largely re- 
sponsible for its change of status is 
its new physical plant opened last year. 

St. Luke's Hall still looks familiar 
on the outside, but once inside the 
door older alumni need guided tours 
to find their way around. Classrooms 
have been relocated and remodeled, as 
have dormitory rooms, with the new 
rear wing adding to their number and 
also providing the Ursula Grosvenor 
Memorial Auditorium, St. Luke's Book- 
store, an attractive lounge, new faculty 
offices, and most important of all, a new 
modern library and the William W. 
Shearer Memorial Reading Room. 

Woods Joins 
Seminary Faculty 

Sewanee welcomes back to the 
Mountain the Rev. G. Cecil Woods, 
Jr., '47, who will be assistant professor 
of liturgies in the School of Theology. 
He taught in the English Department 
here from 1948 to 1950, and is also re- 
membered by alumni as the son of 
Granville Cecil Woods, '21, president 
of Volunteer State Life Insurance 

Cecil Woods, Jr., took his B.A. from 
Vanderbilt, where he was elected to 
Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year, and 
did graduate work in English literature 
at Yale. After teaching English at Se- 
wanee, he entered Virginia Episcopal 
Seminary and was ordained to the 
priesthood in 1954. From 1953 to 1956 
he served St. Mary's Church in Dyers- 
burg, and Holy Innocents' Church, 
Trenton, Tennessee. He then went back 
to Yale University to study theology 
in the Yale Divinity School and re- 
ceived the degree of Master of Sacred 
Theology in June. 1958. While there 
he also taught in the department of 
religion of Yale College. 

During World War II he served as 
an aerial gunner with the 10th Air 
Force in India and Burma and with 
the 14th Air Force in China. He was 
awarded the Air Medal and Distin- 
guished Flying Cross. Immediately af- 
ter the war he was associated for two 
years with Volunteer Life. 

Woods is married to the former Ma- 
rie Gager Cartinhour of Chattanooga. 
They have three children: Kathleen, 8; 
Ellen, 5; and Margaret, 2. The Woods 
family has moved into the house at 
the corner of University and Alabama 
Avenues, which had been occupied by 
the FitzSimons Allisons. The Allisons 
have purchased the Benedict-Scott- 
Bever-Frierson house. 

A prayer in Zulu was s.iid in St. Luke's Cliapel on June 7 
when the Rt. Rev. Vernon lnman. Bishop of Natal {right), 
ordained deacon Lorraine Bosch, '58 (center), here pictured 
with the Vice-Chancellor. 

Alexander, Cross, 
Rhys Publish 

The School of Theology faculty have 
been publishing many important works. 
Among them are Dean George M. 
Alexander's article on "Pastoral Care" 
in the book The Church at Mid-Cen- 
tury, scheduled for this summer by the 
Seabury Press, and W. O. Cross's 
"Some Notes on the Ontology of Paul 
Tillich," Anglican Theological Review, 
October, 1958; "The Concept of Con- 
sent in Classical Christian Social Eth- 
ics," St. Luke's Journal oj Theology. 
I, 2, 1958; an article to appear shortly 
in the Historical Magazine oj the Pro- 
testant Episcopal Church and a num- 
ber of journalistic articles in The Wit- 
ness. Dr. Cross has also forthcoming 
the microfilm publication and distribu- 
tion to libraries of his doctoral disser- 
tation. The Role and Status of the Un- 
regenerate in the Massachusetts Bay 
Colony, 1630-1730, University Micro- 
films, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was 
elected in March, 1958, to the Board 
of Directors of the Southern Society 
for the Philosophy of Religion. 

Dr. J. Howard Rhys, also of the 
School of Theology, has revised the 
four articles relative to Pastoral Epis- 
tles for the forthcoming 1959 edition 
of the Hastings Dictionary of the Bible. 
He has also finished the manuscript of 
a book, and in July was one of three 
lecturers to address the general ses- 
sions of the Ecumenical Institute ol 
the National Council of Churches. 





OCTOBER 15. 7 P.M. $4.25 

"Church Support" Tops 
SI Million Since 1946 

Sewanee's immediate future — wheth- 
er the University settles in compla- 
cency or continues the dynamic im- 
provement of the past two decades — 
hinges upon the success of its Church 
Support program. In Lake Charles, 
Louisiana, an Episcopal layman is work- 
ing diligently on the effort to get Se- 
wanee in the budgets of 1.200 parishes 
and missions. In the next three months 
nearly all of these churches will make 
up their budgets for 1959. 

The great task of Sewanee's alumni 
and friends is to carry to the layman 
in the pew this message. "The Uni- 
versity of the South is your property. 
It belongs to you— over $35,000,000 
worth. It is the educational center of 
the Episcopal Church in the South, the 
largest investment in education in the 
entire Episcopal Church. It can be 
made the finest institution of its size 
in America for $l-per-communicant- 
per-year. Speak to your vestrymen 
today to make sure Sewanee is in the 
budget of your parish." 

The indefatigable G. Allen Kimball, 
chairman for Church Support for the 
University of the South, will respond 
to any call for aid in placing this mes- 
sage effectively before a parish vestry. 
Address him at P. O. Box 1322 or phone 
him in Lake Charles. 

The totals for Church Support — un- 
restricted gifts for operating expenses 
— for the past twelve years are as 

1946 $ 31.839 

1947 37,679 

1948 42.089 

1949 49.538 

1950 47.851 

1951 53.286 

1952 71.959 

1953 100.083 

1954 118.147 

1955 146.748 

1956 181.125 

1957 171.628 

August, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 


Occupation: Tourist 

Around the World 

By Edith Whitesell 
The Gaston S. Brutons are back in 
Sewanee after nearly a year of what 
Dr. Bruton firmly refers to as "loafing." 
The dean of administration and pro- 
fessor of mathematics denies any in- 
tent behind his globe-circling of sur- 
veying Siamese colleges or determin- 
ing boundaries where the use of the 
abacus stops and the electronic brain 
takes over, or anything of the sort. 
Mrs. Bruton won't go along with the 
word "loafing," though. She declares 
that sight-seeing is harder work than 
house-cleaning. Dr. Bruton says he 
filled in blanks all year with "tourist" 
after "occupation" and there seems no 
doubt that the occupation was an in- 
clusive one. It yielded such unex- 
pected returns as observing the first 
Sputnik from Australia, the crowning 
of Miss Hibiscus of the Fiji Islands, 
and an expense-paid week in Bombay 

The Brutons took a route to include 
places they had not seen and were 
not likely to have another opportunity 
to see, and in doing so had the peculiar, 
for a tourist, experience of encounter- 
ing almost no Americans and even very 
little American influence. They sailed 
from San Francisco on a British ship 
and for several months and thous- 
ands of miles never left the pound 
sterling and the left side of the road as 
the points of reference for peoples of 
all shades of skin color and belief. The 
British lion, it seems, is still wagging a 
wide-arched tail. As for us Americans, 
we are neither loved nor hated in most 
of the places where the Brutons went. 
The great masses of people just are not 
aware of us at all. 

High point of the trip out was the 
stop-over in Suva, Fiji, where the cli- 
max of the islands' biggest celebration 
of the year was under way. Of three 
beauty contest winners, one was a Eu- 
ropean girl, one an Indian, and one a 
Fiji Islander. Dr. Bruton says all three 
girls were very good-looking by any- 
body's standards. It came as a surprise 
to this writer that the Indians, that is, 
people from India, are actually the 
largest ethic group in the Fiji Islands. 
At the three-day Fijian festivities, 
the Brutons got in only on the Satur- 
day whoop-do, because of some compli- 
cation with the international date line. 
In Australia, Dr. Bruton was im- 
pressed with the large spaces and the 
efforts of the government to fill them 
up. When he got off a bus in the mid- 
dle of a vast plain and told the taxi 
driver he wanted to go to Canberra 
he was informed, "You are in it." — 
Seems the capital is a planned city, 
and the planners left miles of space 
between buildings to allow for future 
growth which has not yet materialized. 
Washington office workers might take 
note. They can park in Canberra if 
they can't find anything closer. Immi- 
gration is still being strongly encour- 
aged. The Italian liner that took the 
Brutons to Australia left a shipload of 
emigrants from Italy there. They ar- 
rived on the day the first Sputnik was 
launched and were able to see it clearly 

and to note its passing for about foul- 
er five minutes. 

Next port of call was Singapore, 
eighty miles north of the equator, and 
in November it was very hot and very 
rainy. Here and on side trips into 
Jahore Dr. Bruton noted the most tran- 
quil relations among population groups 
01 the entire trip, or for that matter 
that he has ever observed. The Chinese 
are by far the most numerous, and 
they and the large numbers of Indian 
Moslems and Hindus as well as native 
Malayans and the 19,000 Europeans all 
get along amiably. 

Just a day in Bangkok was long 
enough to be struck by what Dr. Bru- 
ton describes as the most beautiful 
temples set in the most awful slums in 
the world. They tried a Thai restau- 
rant, but Mrs. Bruton particularly was 
not tempted to change her cuisine. 
Bangkok is on the air route and has 
a fine modern hotel, so there the Bru- 
tons found an island of Americans in 
the otherwise British sphere of this 
part of their travels. 

India left Dr. Bruton with the same 
feeling of inability to describe the pov- 
erty there that strikes most travelers 
He has no idea what might be done 
l'or the people. "There are just so 
many of them." As some indication, 
he says that his bearer in an Indian 
hotel, in the higher brackets of the 
working classes, supported a wife and 
lour children on an income of one 
rupee a day. Twenty-one cents. And 
Dr. Bruton says that for some things 
this does not go much farther than it 
would here, either. But he found the 
Indians in general to be exceedingly 
handsome, kind, truthful people who 
keep agreements and are not argu- 
mentative. "I really fell in love with 
the Indian people." 

In Mysore the Brutons, famous for 
one of the loveliest and most variegated 
gardens in Sewanee, found the most 
beautiful gardens they had ever seen, 
and the best food of the journey in 
Bombay. Their ship was detained for 
a week there while an engine was be- 
ing repaired. Food, of course, was on 
the house and Dr. Bruton enjoyed the 
peaceful interlude thoroughly. 

Across the Indian Ocean and through 
the Suez Canal, they took a trip to 
Luxor and an awed look at the Valley 
of the Kings. "If you want to know 
what the most interesting place in the 
world is," Dr. Bruton says, "that's it. 
— If Mr. Nasser would behave himself 
he could get more money from Ameri- 
can tourists than he could any other 

Visits to both Israel and Jordan con- 
firmed previous impressions of tension 
there. Arabs and Israelites hated one 
another with utter completeness and 
no middle ground. The Arabs are 
determined to run all the Israelites 
into the sea, Dr. Bruton says, and the 
Israelites are just as determined that 
they will not. 

Speaking of tensions, the Brutons 
were in Paris on May 13, the day of 
the riots, but didn't know anything 
about it until they read the papers. 

Allen T. Farmer. '54 

Marine Lt Allen T. Farmer, '54, 
ATO, and three other Americans who 
completed military service in Japan, 
are missing off Formosa. The yacht 
they had built in Japan for a two-year 
return trip to the States is thought to 
have foundered in Typhoon Winnie. 
First report that they had been cap- 
tured by Chinese Communists now 
seems unlikely. 

John B. Ransom, '42, SAE, is chief 
education adviser for the University of 
Maryland overseas program for Ameri- 
can servicemen in the Paris area. He 
directs the off-duty education of nearly 
8,000 GI's and officers, going to school 
four nights a week. E. Lucas Myers, 
'53, ATO, has been teaching in the pro- 
gram. Mr. Ransom's mother makes her 
home at Sewanee. 

Thomas R. Waring, Jr., '27, ATO, edi- 
tor of the Charleston News and Cou- 
rier, accompanied the midshipman 
cruise of the U. S. Naval Academy to 
Europe this summer. He described the 
role of the American military man 
abroad in creating good will and re- 
ported that when midshipmen marched 
in the rain to lay a wreath at a Ham- 
burg war memorial, the gesture offset 
a demonstration by Arab students and 
others against the landing of the U. S. 
Marines in Lebanon. 

Sewanee's two Middle East alumni 
are still in this country. Adnan Hussain 
of Baghdad is now a student at Middle 
Tennessee State College in Murfrees- 
boro, and Othman Othman of Beirut 
is at the University of Alabama. 

They spent a month with their son, 
who is stationed in Germany, and made 
a trip through Italy with him. Europe 
is a familiar stamping ground to Dr. 
Bruton, and he didn't have much to 
say about that part of the trip, except 
that they liked Spain so much that 
they spent an unplanned seven weeks 
there, and another seven weeks in the 
British Isles, on every day of which it 
rained. We stay-at-homes could tell 
him that that's just about what it's 
done this year in Sewanee. 

The Brutons are mighty glad to be 
back on the Mountain, even though 
they were greeted with mold on all 
their rugs and books and in drawers. 
We are all mighty glad to have them 
back too. 


The Sewanee News 

About Sewanee Alumni . 

Graduate Scholarships 
Awarded in Many Fields 

Bv Barbara Ann Tinnes 

In the matter of graduate scholar- 
ships Sewanee's recent alumni and 
1958 seniors have made an impressive 
record. At Commencement Vice- 
Chancellor McCrady was able to re- 
port 29 new graduate awards. 

"There could hardly be more con- 
vincing evidence that this school is 
worth all of the support we can give 
it," Dr. McCrady said. "I believe there 
has never been a time in its history 
when its academic prestige was higher 
or its financial foundations more se- 

Among the awards are one Rhodes 
Scholarship, one Rotary Foundation 
Fellowship, and three Fulbright schol- 
arships for study abroad, six National 
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow- 
ships, two Daniorth Foundation Fel- 
lowships (the maximum awarded any 
school in a given year), one William 
L. Clayton Fellowship to the Fletcher 
School of Law and Diplomacy, and 
one three-year Root-Tilden Fellowship 
to the New York University Law 
School. Fellowships have also been 
earned to Harvard, Emory, Vander- 
bilt, Washington and Lee, and Tulane 
Universities, and to the Universities of 
Virginia and of Rochester. 

There were 12 alumni scholarship 

Studying abroad will be Desmond 
Porter Wilson, Jr., '53, of Atlanta, and 
Herbert T. D'Alemberte, '55. of Chatta- 
hoochee. Florida. Wilson, who received 
his master's degree from Emory in 
June, will study economics and politics 
at the University of Calcutta, India, on 
a Fulbright scholarship. D'Alemberte, 
one of 113 outstanding graduate stu- 
dents from 30 countries to receive a 
Rotary Foundation Fellowship, will 
study jurisprudence and political sci- 
ence at the London School of Eco- 
nomics and Political Science in prepa- 
ration for a career in law. 

J. Righton Robertson, Jr., '54, of Au- 
gusta, Georgia, Woodrow Wilson fel- 
lowship winner, will study history at 
Emory University. In 1954-55 he chose 
to be designated an Honorary Wood- 
row Wilson Fellow and accept a Ful- 
bright award at the University of 
Montpellier in France. 

Five more alumni have awards at 
Emory University. Edwin H. Trainer, 
'57, of Northport, New York, and W. 
Stephen Turner, III, '57. of New Or- 
leans, son of the Rev. Canon William 
S. Turner, '27, have had their Emory 
awards of last year renewed for 1958- 
59. Manchester, Tennessee, alumni 
George W. Chumbley. '53, and Robert 
L. Keele, Jr., '56, will study political 
science on Si. 750 and $2,000 fellowships. 

Through the People-to-Pcople program of the U. S. Infor- 
mation Service, copies of Jazz at Sewa>iee. produced last 
liear by student Tupper Saussy's quartet, have been dis- 
tributed to Poland. Jordan. Sweden. Portugal. Cliile. and 
Denmark. In Santiago. Chile, the record was presented to 
local jazz clubs by Hurtzell Dake. ~)2. right, who is stationed 

lespectively. Chumbley was a Ful- 
bright scholar in France in 1953-54 and 
Keele has been at Emory the past two 
years. Jerome W. Stallings, '52, of 
Chattanooga, Sewanee's assistant di- 
rector of admissions, also has a $1,750 
Emory fellowship in political science. 

Bertram Wyatt-Brown. '53, of Sewa- 
nee, has received a fellowship for an- 
other year of history study at Johns 
Hopkins University. He is a former 
Danforth Foundation Fellowship win- 
ner and has studied at King's College, 

Leonard M. Trawick, III, 1955 vale- 
dictorian of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has 
a two-year graduate fellowship, at a 
stipend of $2,700 per year, to study 
English at Harvard University. Tra- 
wick had a University of Chicago fel- 
lowship in 1955-56, and a Fulbright 
scholarship in France in 1956-57. 

Frank C. Bozeman. 1955 salutatorian 
from Warrington, Florida, this year 
has a full tuition scholarship at the 
Washington and Lee University Law 

Thomas W. Thaggard, '56, of Green- 
ville, Alabama, holds a $1,000 fellow- 
ship to the University of Virginia Law 
School. He held a fellowship at Em- 
ory in 1956-57, received his M.A. de- 
gree in 1957, and was a Fulbright schol- 
ar in France in 1957-58. 

The 1958 senior class also did well 
graduate -scholarship- wise. 

National Woodrow Wilson Foundation 
Fellowships ($1,400 plus tuition awards 
usable at any graduate school in the 
U. S. or Canada and given to outstand- 
ing students interested in college teach- 
ing) were awarded five seniors — Olin G. 
Beall, Jr., of Helena, Arkansas, son of 
the Rev. Olin G. Beall, '33, who will 
study English at Yale; J. Maurice Ev- 
ans of Macon. Georgia; Baker Scholar 
David H. Evett of Mt. Pleasant. Michi- 
gan; Eric W. Naylor of Union City, 
Tennessee, who will study Spanish at 
the University of Wisconsin; and Louis 
T. Parker, Jr., of Charleston, South 
Carolina, who will study mathematics 
at the University of North Carolina. 

Sewanee's 12th Rhodes Scholar is 

Baker Scholar John V. Fleming of 
Mountain Home, Arkansas. Beall, Ev- 
ans, Evett and Fleming had a choice 
of awards. 

Beall and Fleming also received Dan- 
iorth Foundation Fellowships usable 
at any school and awarded to outstand- 
ing students who plan to follow teach- 
ing as a religious vocation. They will 
use their Danforth fellowships later. 

Evans and Evett both received Ful- 
bright scholarships and chose to accept 
them and be designated Honorary 
Woodrow Wilson Fellows. They will 
study French language and literature 
in France, Evans at the University of 
Strasbourg and Evett at the University 
ol Dijon. 

A Root-Tilden Scholarship valued at 
$7,200 for three years of study at the 
New York University School of Law 
went to William M. Mount of Houston. 
Texas. These scholarships are awarded 
annually to two outstanding college 
men from each of the ten federal ju- 
dicial circuits. 

A William L. Clayton Fellowship to 
the Fletcher School of Law and Di- 
plomacy, Medford, Massachusetts, went 
to Baker Scholar H. Floyd Sherrod. 
This fellowship was established in 
Clayton's honor by the National Cotton 
Council of Memphis. Tennessee's bare- 
ly defeated gubernatorial candidate Ed- 
mund Orgill, 1949 honorary alumnus, 
1954 D.C.L. recipient, and former 
chairman of the board of regents and 
of Sewanee's Church Support program, 
was influential in its establishment. 
Sherrod also received a fellowship from 
the E. J. Noble Foundation, that pro- 
vides graduate school assistance for up 
to four years. Noble awards, based on 
leadership and scholarship, are for 
$2,000 annually minus whatever other 
award the student gets. 

Joining the Emory University crowd 
will be Baker Scholar J. Robert Wright 
of New Albany. Indiana, on a $1,750 
scholarship to study history. A Van- 
derbilt University Law School schol- 
arship went to Harold K. Timberlake. 
Jr.. of Stevenson. Alabama, and Tu- 
(Continued on page 26) 

A ugust, Nineteen Fijty-Eight 


Bishop-elect Rose, '36, and the Rev. George B. Myers, '07 

Rose to be Virginia 

The Rev. David Shepherd Rose, '36, 
accepted election as suffragan bishop 
of Southern Virginia in May. Upon 
his consecration, in Norfolk on Sep- 
tember 16, he will be Sewanee's forty- 
first bishop. He has been studying 
at St. Augustine's College, Canter- 
bury, England, on leave from his rec- 
torship of the Church of the Good Shep- 
herd, Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Mr. Rose is the clerical trustee of 
the University from the diocese of West 
Texas. He was a graduate of the col- 
lege in 1936 and the seminary in 1938, 
a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 
and is past president of his college 
class. He was assistant at St. Mary's 
Cathedral in Memphis 1938-39, associ- 
ate rector of Christ Church, Pensa- 
cola, 1939-43, army chaplain in the Pa- 
cific 1943-46, and for two years assist- 
ant to Bishop Frank A. Juhan of Flor- 
ida. Mrs. Rose is the fomer Frances 
Lewis Luce of Tallahassee, Florida. 
They have one son, Harvey Hill Luce, 


Council Appoints 
Alumni Officers 

At the meeting of the Alumni Coun- 
cil on June 5, John M. Ezzell, '31, was 
elected vice-president for bequests, and 
William M. Cravens, '29, vice-president 
for capital funds. Class presidents 
elected by the Alumni Council in- 
cluded the Rev. John N. Atkins, '02, 
George L. Watkins, '07, E. Lyle Scruggs, 
12, John A. Witherspoon, '22, William 
C. Schoolfield, '29, C. Carlisle Ames, 
'33, G. Bowdoin Craighill, Jr., '36, Rob- 
ert G. Snowden, '40, C. Hutcheson 
Sullivan, '44. Since the council meeting. 
Col. Henry T. Bull has agreed to serve 
as leader for 1900 as well as 1901. 

Elizabeth Kirby-Smith, daughter of 
Harry E. Clark, 18, SAE, and grand- 
daughter of Dr. Reynold M. Kirby- 
Smith, '95, SAE, on May 29 at Sewa- 

Elizabeth Overton, daughter of J. 
Fain Cravens, '34, KA, on October 23, 

1957, in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Cra- 
vens is with the National Life and Ac- 
cident Insurance Company there. 

Patricia Haskins, daughter of the 
Rev. Richard A. Kirchhoffer, Jr., '40, 
SAE, in March in Aiea, Hawaii, where 
he is in charge of St. Timothy's Church. 

John Lewis, III, son of John L. Hen- 
derson, '41, KA, on May 16, 1958, in 
Columbus, Indiana. Mr. Henderson is 
in the building materials business there. 

Theodore DuBose Bratton, son of 
Currin R. Gass, '42, PDT, grandson of 
Henry M. Gass, '07, PDT, great-grand- 
son of the Rev. John Gass, '78, and the 
Rt. Rev. Theodore DuBose Bratton, '87. 
Young Theodore was born on March 
11, 1958, in Houston, and baptized Au- 
gust 24 in St. Luke's Chapel at Sewa- 
nee. Godfathers were three grandsons 
of Bishop Bratton, Theodore DuBose 
Bratton, '42, Theodore Bratton Brister 
and Theodore Bratton Connor. 

John King, son of the Rev. George L. 
Carlisle, Jr., '43, KA, on April 4, 1958, 
in Waco, where Mr. Carlisle is associ- 
ate at St. Paul's. 

Margery Ezzell, daughter of Meredith 
E. Flautt, N'43, on May 1, 1958, in 

John Moultrie, son of the Rev. Moul- 
trie H. McIntosh, '47, ATO, on May 2, 

1958, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Mr. Mc- 
intosh is in charge of St. Stephen's 
Church there. 

Priscilla Price Carden, daughter of 
James R. Carden, '48, PDT, on April 3, 
1958, in New York. He is on the staff 
of The Progressive Farmer. 

Matthew Weaver Steele, son of the 
Rev. George C. Estes, Jr., '48, PGD, on 
January 27, 1958, in Charlottesville, 
Virginia. Mr. Estes is chaplain at Wood- 
bury Forest in Orange, Virginia. 

Matthew Hogarth, son of Dr. E. Rex 
Pinson, Jr., '48, SN, on June 14, 1958, 

in New York. Dr. Pinson is a chemist 
with Pfizer Co. 

Margaret Simmons, daughter of 
Charles A. White, '48, DTD, on No- 
vember 15, 1957, in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Martha Allston, daughter of the Rev. 
C. FitzSimons Allison, '49, SAE, on 
March 17, 1958, in Sewanee. Dr. Allison 
is assistant professor of Church His- 
tory at St. Luke's. 

Margaret Lucas, daughter of the Rev. 
Harold G. Barrett, '49, PDT, on May 
21, 1958, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mr. 
Barrett is rector of the Church of the 
Good Shepherd at Lookout Mountain. 

Robert Barnwell Elliott, son of Dr. 
Stephen E. Puckette, '49, ATO, on 
March 11 in Chattanooga. Dr. Puckette 
is assistant professor of mathematics at 
Sewanee. Young Robert is the name- 
sake of Dr. Robert W. B. Elliott, '94, 
of Sewanee and the grandson of the 
late Charles McD. Puckette, '07. 

Allison Hunter, daughter of Dr. L. 
Leigh Smith, '49, ATO, on February 10, 
1958, in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Smith 
will complete a four-year fellowship in 
urology at the Mayo Clinic in 1960. The 
Smiths have an older daughter, Leslie 

Kathleen Louise, daughter of Dr. 
Ben E. Watson, '49, SN, on March 6, 
1958, in New Orleans. Dr. Watson is a 
third-year medical student at Tulane, 
where he received a Ph.D. in anatomy. 

Marie Cannon, daughter of the Rev. 
E. Cannon McCreary, '50, DTD, last 
winter in Abbeville, South Carolina. 
The McCrearys are at Sewanee this 
month for the Graduate School of 

Andrew Dunn, son of the Rev. Har- 
old S. Strickland, '50, on April 2. Mr. 
Strickland is in charge of St. Martin's- 
m-the-Fields, Edwardsville, Kansas. 

Emmons Hicks, III, son of Emmons 
H. Woolwine, '50, PDT, on December 
29, 1957, in Nashville. 

Jane Douglas, daughter of John H. 
Haggard, '51, BTP, on November 24, 
1957, in Nashville. Mr. Haggard is a 
medical student at Vanderbilt. 

Sarah Oliver, daughter of Thad G. 
Holt, '51, PDT, on January 1, 1958, in 
Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Holt is in 
law practice there. 

Christine Crutchfield, daughter of the 
Rev. Charles L. Keyser, '51, SN, on 
January 5, 1958, in Jacksonville, Flori- 
da. He is rector of Holy Cross Church 

Stephen John, son of the Rev. Frank 
G. Rice, Jr., '51, on April 14, 1958. Mr. 
Rice is chaplain to Episcopal institu- 
tions in Nashville. 

Amanda Maryse, daughter of James 
Dexter Russ, III, '51, PDT, and grand- 
daughter of J. D. Russ, Jr., '25, PDT, 
on June 30, 1958, in Pensacola, Florida. 

Jane Bowyer, daughter of Dr. John 
C. Stewart, '51, KS, on September 17, 

1957, in Schenectady, New York, where 
he is a physicist with General Electric. 

Nora Parks, daughter of the Rev. 
James W. Anderson, '52, on January 2, 

1958, in Quincy, Florida. The Ander- 
sons have since gone to Hawaii, where 
Mr. Anderson is rector of the Church 
of the Good Shepherd in Wailuku. 

Nancy Adair, daughter of Robert D. 
Fowler, '52, KA, on May 11, 1958. The 
Fowlers live in Marietta, Georgia, 


The Sewanee News 

where he is editor of the Cobb Count}/ 

Frances Elizabeth, daughter of the 
Rev. Rogers S. Harris. '52, KS, on Au- 
gust 3, 1957, in Columbia, South Caro- 
lina. He is lector of St. Paul's Church 
in Batesburg. South Carolina. 

Charles Joseph, Jr.. son of Charles 
J. Huches, '52, KA. on May 21, 1953. 
in Miami. Florida. Mr. Hughes is 
comptroller of the Everglades Bank in 
Ft. Lauderdale and of the Metropoli- 
tan Bank in Miami. 

Rachel Maria, daughter of the Rev. 
Arthur A. Smith. '52, on January 25, 
1958, at Ft. Myers, Florida, where he 
is rector of St. Luke's Church. 

William Buford, III, son of William 
Buford Dickerson, Jr., '53, PDT, on 
February 7, 1958, in Nashville. Mr. 
Dickerson is associated with A. J. Smith 
Lumber Company there. Young Wil- 
liam is the great-great-nephew of 
Senor William W. Lewis. '04, DTD, of 

Jeffrey Christopher, son of the Rev. 
Floyd Medford. '55\ on March 18, 1958. 
in Houston. Dr. Medford is rector of 
St. James' Church there and has been 
teaching at the University of Houston. 

Paul William, son of Paul W. Gree- 
ley. '54, PGD, on February 2. 1958, in 
Grand Rapids. Michigan. 

Melissa Goodwin, daughter of Lt. 
Mn ton B. Rice. '54, ATO, on July 25, 
1958. The Rices live in Tullahoma, 
Tennessee, where he is stationed with 
the Air Force's development center. 

John Timothy, son of the Rev. John 
B. Winn. '54, ATO, on March 23. 1958. 
in Oak Park, Illinois, where Father 
Winn is curate at Grace Church. 

Pamela Ann, daughter of Carl M. 
Finney. '57. on February 20, 1958, in 
Media. Pennsylvania, where he is in 
the Army. 

Patricia Marie, daughter of the Rev. 
Howard B. Kishpauch. '55, on October 

Miss Elliott and Miss 
Tnislow Die at Sewanee 

The Mountain lost one of its most 
gracious households when Miss Char- 
lotte Elliott and Miss Marie Truslow 
died within eleven days of each oth.?r 
last February. They had lived at Se- 
wanee since 1924 and their home was 
a center of cultural activities for many 
years. Miss Elliott, granddaughter of 
Bishop Stephen Elliott of Georgia, one 
of the founders of the University, and 
daughter of Bishop Robert W. B. Elliott 
of West Texas, first came to Sewanee 
in 1871. She was a dramatic soprano on 
the concert stage for a number of years. 
She is survived by her brother. Dr. 
Robert W. B. Elliott, '94, of Sewanee. 
Miss Truslow, a sculptress, with Miss 
Elliott operated the Home Studio in 
New York for young ladies interested 
in studying music and art. She is sur- 
vived by nieces and nephews. 

The Truslow-Elliott home has been 
purchased by Miss Elliott's cousin. Dr. 
Stephen E. Puckette, assistant profes- 
sor of mathematics. 

21, 1957. He is rector of St. Mary's 
Church, Bolton, Mississippi. 

George Harold, III, son of George H. 
Cave, '56, last winter in New Haven, 
Connecticut, where Mr. Cave is a stu- 
dent at Berkeley Divinity School. 

Coleman, son of the Rev. F. Coleman 
Inge, '56, early in 1958 in Mobile, Ala- 
bama. Mr. Inge is priest-in-charge of 
St. James' Mission, Tanana, Alaska. 

Robert Emmett, Jr., son of Robert E. 
Hunt, '58, BTP, on March 31, 1958, in 
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. 

Edmund Bellinger, Jr., son of Ed- 
mund B. Stewart, '59, ATO, and grand- 
ton of Thomas R. Waring, '25, SN, on 
July 18, 1958. Mr. Stewart is a senior 
in the College. 


The Rev. Francis Csaighill Brown. 
'22, PGD, to Margery Pierpont on June 
28. 1958, in New York. The service was 
performed by the Rev. Howard John- 
son, who was a member of the faculty 
ol St. Luke's when Dr. Brown was 
dean. Dr. Brown is professor of pas- 
toral theology at the Berkeley Divinity 
School in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Roy Fite Francis. '47, DTD, to Mal- 
tha Elizabeth Jennings on June 7, 1958, 
in Watertown, Tennessee. 

L. Valentine Lee, Jr., '47, PDT, to 
Louise Scott Bensabat on July 26, 1958, 
in New Orleans, Louisiaana. Mrs. Lee 
is the daughter of Dr. John M. Scott, 
former chemistry professor at Sewanee, 
now at Tulane. 

W. Warren Belser. Jr.. '50, PDT, to 
Maud Gisele Coirer on April 19, 1958. 
in Christ Church, Bangkok, Thailand. 
Mr. Belser is with the Standard Vacuum 
Oil Company there, and Mrs. Belser 
is the daughter of a French diplomat. 

Donald Redway Brown. '51, to Pa- 
tricia Anne Burke on May 3. 1958. in 
Houston, Texas. He attended the Uni- 
versity of Houston. Mrs. Brown is a 
graduate of Birmingham-Southern Col- 

David L. McQuiddy. Jr.. '51, KA, to 
Margaret Kerr Webb of Longmeadow, 
Massachusetts, on May 17. 1958. in 

Thomas F. Pickard, '51. PGD, to Mary 
Rose Merchant on May 31, 1958. in 
Nashville. Tennessee. Mr. Pickard is 
on the staff of the Tennessee Prepara- 
tory School there. 

Rev. Steirling Gunn Gordon. '52, 
PGD. to Isabel Hamilton Ewart on 
February 15, 1958, in Roanoke, Vir- 
ginia. He is priest-in-charge of Al! 
Saints', Norton, and St. Mark's. St. 
Paul. Virginia. 

DuVal G. Cravens. Jr., '29, KA, to 
Marvmor Sanborn, both of Sewanee. 
on August 29. 1958. 

Rev. Robert N. Lockard. '52. KA, to 
Mary Louise Cook on April 26. 1958, 
at Christ Church, Greenville. South 
Carolina, where he is assistant rector. 
Manley Whitener, Jr.. '54. BTP. was 
best man. 

Frfderick Sill Stradley. '53. KS. to 
Nancy Todd on January 2. 1958. in Du- 
rant. Oklahoma. He is a law student 
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Sewanee Cook Book 

The Sewanee Cook Book, first pub- 
lished to provide lighting for the Uni- 
versity Cross in 1926, is being re-edited 
for publication November 1. Profits 
this time will go toward the comple- 
tion of All Saints' Chapel. 

More than one hundred new recipes 
are being added to the first edition and 
directions are being brought up to date 
for modern measurements and stoves. 
Among the famous recipes being re- 
printed are those for General Kirby- 
Smith's punch, Washington Hall ham, 
and Mrs. R. M. Kirby-Smith's choco- 
late cake. Miss Dora Colmore and Miss 
Johnnie Tucker contributed many 
dishes to the new edition. Traditional 
delicacies of the Mountain like Mrs. 
George Myers' pilaf and Mrs. George 
Baker's Sunday night cake are in- 
cluded. Some of Mrs. Alexander Guer- 
ry's menus for state occasions will ap- 

Miss Sada Elliott's delightful intro- 
duction to the original Cook Book will 
be reprinted. Mrs. George A. Washing- 
ton, editor of that edition, has written 
the foreword for this edition. 

Sewanee ladies have been working on 
the new issue since 1953. Among the 
editors have been Miss Charlotte bail- 
or, Mrs. DuVal G. Cravens. Mrs. R. M. 
Brocks, Mrs. Ellen Douglas Cleveland, 
Mrs. Henry M. Gass. Mrs. Telfair Hodg- 
son, Mrs. Thomas Hunt. Miss Charlotte 
Elliott, Mrs. Ephraim Kirby-Smith. 
Mrs. R. M. Kirby-Smith, Mrs. Porte 
Ware, Mrs. John Hodges, Mrs. M. F. 
Jackson. Mrs. Frank V. D. Fortune, 
and Mrs. Arthur Chitty. Many other 
Sewanee cooks, male and female, will 
be represented by recipes. 

The price of the Cook Book is $3.00. 
Copies will be mailed postpaid on all 
orders received by September 1. Twen- 
ty cents per copy for mailing should 
accompany all orders sent after 
time. Please make checks payable to 
"Sewanee Cook Book" and send orders 
to Miss Chf.rlotte Gailor. Sewanee. 

August, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 



A joint confirmation brought together jour St. Luke's men: 
Revs. Christopher B. Young, '57, John Q. Crumbly, '52, 
Bishop William F. Moses, '24, and the Rev. Alfons F. 
Schwenk, '57. All are from the diocese of South Florida. 
Fr. Younn is in charge of St. Richard's, Fr. Crumbly, rector 
of St. Michael's; and Fr. Schwenk is vicar of the Church of 
the Holy Family, all in or near Orlando. 

The Rev. Albert H. Hatch, '52, breaks ground for the new- 
est mission of the diocese of Georgia, All Saints', at Savan- 
nah Beach. He is co-editor with the Rev. Alfred Mead, '54, 
of the Church in Georgia. Next to Fr. Hatch is the Rev. T. 
Porter Ball, GST '51. 

(Continued from page 23) 
at Southern Methodist University. Mrs. 
Stradley is a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Tennessee. 

William Brodnax Hopkins, '54, KS, 
to Margie Marie Thomas on June 7, 
1958, in Houston. He is a graduate of 
the University of Houston. Among the 
groomsmen was Roland A. Timberlake, 
'54, PGD. 

John Harrison Wright, Jr., '54, BTP, 
to Winston Case on April 12, 1958, in 
Mobile, Alabama. Capt. Wright is di- 
rector of admissions at Sewanee Mili- 
tary Academy. 

Robert A. Leonard, '54, KA, to Lisa 
Stratton Postlethwaite on May 17, 
1958, in Natchez, Mississippi. Mrs. 
Leonard is the daughter of Alexander 
L. Postlethwaite, '33, PDT, and is a 
graduate of Sophie Newcomb College. 

Robert Pinckney Glaze, '55, PDT, to 
Barbara Catherine Malloy on August 
23, 1958, in New York. 

James E. Butler, III, '56, PDT, to 
Julia Bess Smith on June 11, 1958, in 
Houston, Texas. 

Robert Lee Glenn, III, '56, PDT, to 
Nancy Carter Henry on July 2, 1958, 
in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Glenn is 
employed by a shipping firm in New 
Orleans. Mrs. Henry is a graduate of 
the University of Alabama, where she 
was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She 
is a granddaughter of a Sewanee alum- 
nus, Sam Henry of Guntersville. 

Ens. John Wayne Hatchett, '56, to 
Beverly Sue Pitts on June 8, 1958, in 
Fayetteville, Tennessee, following his 
graduation from the Naval Academy. 
Mrs. Hatchett attended Belmont Col- 
lege in Nashville and has been a li- 
brarian at Annapolis. 

S. Emmett Lucas, Jr., '56, PKA, to 
Nina Hasell Hanahan on August 1, 
1958, in Dothan, Alabama. Mrs. Lu- 
cas will be a senior next year at How- 
ard College in Birmingham, where he 
is employed by Foote and Davis, print- 
ing firm. 

Ens. Gerry MacG. Nichols, '56, SN, 
to Ann Lause on February 1, 1958, in 
Danvers, Massachusetts. He is stationed 
in Hawaii on the U.S.S. Sturtevant. 

Sheldon W. Reagan, Jr., '56, PDT, 
to Eleanor Woehrle on February 15, 
1958, in Kankakee, Illinois. 

Richard B. Wilson, '56, SN, to Nancy 
Harriet Dye on March 13, 1958, in San 
Francisco, California. Mrs. Wilson is 
a graduate of Wells College and now 
is with the Donner Radiation Labora- 
tory of the University of California, 
where he is attending law school. 

Charles Goodwin Gladney, '57, DTD, 
to Roberta Wayne Ard on June 14, 
1958, in Bastrop, Louisiana. Both are 
graduates of Louisiana Polytechnic In- 

John T. Morrow, '57, to Marilyn Lee 
Divan on June 21, 1958, in Prospect 
Park, Pennsylvania. Mr. Morrow is a 
middler at the Philadelphia Divinity 

Norman S. Walsh, '57, SN, to Louisa 
Marcy Stoney on June 28, 1958, in St. 
James' Church, Goose Creek, South 
Carolina, an historic church which has 
been associated with the Stoney family 
for generations. One of the officiating 
clergymen was the Rev. Loren B. Mead, 
'48, ATO, and in the wedding party 
were John T. Morrow, '57, and S. 
David Stoney, Jr., '61, SN, brother 
of the bride. Mr. Walsh is a student 
at the Medical College of South Caro- 
lina. Mrs. Walsh graduated in June 
from Goucher College where she was 
a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 

Joe Weldon Bradley, '58, PDT, to 
Caroline Eison Aycock on June 14, 1958, 
in Montgomery, Alabama. 

Frank M. Rembert, '58, KS, to Bar- 
bara Lee McKeown on June 2, 1958, in 
Greensboro, North Carolina, a day af- 
ter the bride's graduation from the 
Woman's College of the University of 
North Carolina and a week before his 
graduation from Sewanee. He will enter 
medical school at Washington Univer- 
sity in St. Louis. 

Reunions Held 
At Commencement 

Largest class reunion at Commence- 
ment and perhaps in Sewanee 's history 
was that of 1951, attended by twenty- 
two class members, many wives, and a 
great number of friends from adjacent 
classes. Also having functions at Com- 
mencement were 1939, with a beer par- 
ty at Green's View; the classes of 1922- 
25, who entertained their friends at 
Claramont, with class leaders John A. 
Witherspoon, '22, Gordon S. Rather, '23, 
and Keith Short, '24, all on hand; 1928, 
who met at the home of the alumni 
secretary Saturday afternoon for their 
thirtieth anniversary; and the perennial 
Old-Timers, from 1908 to 1912 and 
years before and after. 

Tennessee Beta of Phi Delta Theta 
celebrated its seventy-fifth year at Se- 
wanee with an informal reunion of fifty 
alumni during the Commencement 
weekend. In deference to the Centen- 
nial Celebration, no formal fraternity 
program was planned. Fifty-year cer- 
tificates and golden buttons were pre- 
sented to Frank M. Gillespie, 11, of San 
Antonio, Dr. Herbert E. Smith, '03, 
Birmingham, and Dr. Oscar N. Torian, 
'96, Sewanee. 

John Melton Stuart, Jr., '58, to Betty 
Jane Hawkins on May 1, 1958, in Hunts- 
ville, Alabama. Mrs. Stuart is the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas 
Hawkins of Sewanee. The Stuarts are 
living in Mobile, Alabama. 

Charles Andrew Schweinle, III, '59, 
PDT, to Sara Ann Herrmann on July 
2, 1958, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

Wallace Bryant Smith, '57, DTD, to 
Carolyn Alice Herting on April 26, 1958, 
in Norwich, New York. He is employed 
by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Com- 
pany in Rockville, Connecticut. Mrs. 
Smith is a graduate of the Hartwick 
College School of Nursing. 


The Sewanee News 


Charles Peronneau Mathewes, '87, 
KA, died July 25, 1957, in Spartanburg, 
South Carolina. He attended both 
Grammar School and College and lived 
for a time with the DuBose family at 
St. Luke's Hall (see Sewanee Alumni 
News, Nov., 1953). He was president 
of Mathewes, Sitton and Spencer, cot- 
ton brokerage firm. His son, John R. 
Mathewes, '25, died in 1955. 

The Very Rev. J. Wilmer Gresham, 
'95, KA. dean emeritus of Grace Ca- 
thedral in San Francisco, died there 
March 21, 1958, at the age of 86. He 
came to Sewanee from Ocean Springs, 
Mississippi, and served in Louisiana 
and South Carolina before going to 
California. In 1909 he became dean of 
Grace Cathedral, when it was a clap- 
board chapel amid the ruins of the 
great fire and earthquake. He lived to 
see a great, though unfinished cathedral 
soaring out of the site. In 1915 Sewa- 
nee gave him the honorary degree of 
doctor of divinity. In 1918 he was elec- 
ted missionary bishop of the Philippines 
but declined because he had too much 
to do, he said, in San Francisco. Mrs. 
Gresham died in 1940. The dean was 
survived by a niece, Mrs. Ward H. 
Goodloe, and a nephew, Gresham H. 

Samuel Wilson. Jr.. '96, KS, who 
attended the Sewanee Grammar School, 
the College i.nd Law School at Sewa- 
nee, died July 18. 1957. in New Orleans, 
Louisiana. He received an LL.B. degree 
from Tulane in 1896. and served as 
secretary-treasurer of Falvey-Wilson. 
Ltd., in New Orleans. He is survived 
by his wife. 

Dr. Reverdy Van Warren Estill. '98, 
KA. died following a heart attack on 
April 20. 1958. in Charleston, South Ca- 
rolina, where he had lived for several 
years. Dr. Estill received his M.D. from 
the Louisville Hospital College of Medi- 
cine in 1903. after service in the Span- 
ish-American War. In World War I he 
was an Army surgeon, and during 
World War II was physician in charge 
at Rutgers University. He is survived 
by a sister, Mrs. W. R. Winfree, and 
a daughter, Mrs. Stratton of South Am- 
boy. New Jersey. 

Alexander Penn Wooldridce. Jr.. '99, 
DTD, died February 13, 1958. at the 
age of 80 in Dallas, Texas, where he 
had lived for thirty-five years. He was 
associated with the Dallas Industrial 
Service for about twenty years, until 
his retirement in 1951. He is survived 
by a daughter. 

Charles M. Seymour. SMA'00, died 
July 27, 1958, in Knoxville after an 
extended hypertension illness, and his 
death was followed three days later by 
that of his wife. They were students 
at the University of Tennessee when 
they met. They had been married fifty- 
two years. Mr. Seymour was first a 
civil engineer and then an attorney 
and counselor to some of Tennessee's 
largest corporations. The basic city plan 
for Knoxville is credited to his vision. 
He was for a year president of the Se- 
wanee Military Academy Alumni As- 
sociation. He and Mrs. Seymour both 
were leaders in the Diocese of Ten- 

August, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 

nessee. He was historiographer of the 
diocese. Mrs. Seymour was particularly 
helpful to the Alumni Office at Sewa- 
nee, answering many requests for in- 

Three of their four sons came to Se- 
wanee. The Rev. Charles M. Seymour 
graduated in divinity in 1935. Richard 
C. Seymour, telephone company execu- 
tive, and Dr. Digby G. Seymour were 
both graduates of Sewanee Military 
Academy. A grandson, Charles M. Sey- 
mour, III, will enter the College this 
fall. Four daughters also survive. 

Dr. Hugh L. McKinnon, M'Ol, died 
January 22, 1958, at his home in Hat- 
tiesburg, Mississippi, at the age of 79. 
He was a graduate of the Memphis 
Hospital Medical College, now the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee Medical School. 
Since 1907 he had practiced in Hatties- 
burg, becoming one of the first special- 
ists in obstetrics in the state. During 
World War I he was a captain in the 
medical corps. For twelve years he was 
a member of the Mississippi Board of 
Health. In 1953 he was the state's guest 
of honor at the First Western Hemi- 
sphere Conference of the World Medical 
Association in Richmond. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, a son, Dr. Joseph 
G. McKinnon, and a daughter, Mrs. 
DuBose A. Vann, Jr., whose son, Du- 
Bose, III, attended Sewanee Military 

Dr. William Wallace Brown. M'Ol, 
died April 4, 1957, in Minneapolis, 
Minnesota. He had taught school, 
worked in a factory, and been a waiter 
in order to attend medical school. He 
practiced medicine in Wilmont, Minne- 
sota, for many years. He is survived 
by his wife and a daughter. 

Dr. J. Calvin Weaver. M'Ol, died Ap- 
ril 20. 1958. at the age of 79 in Atlanta, 
Georgia. A graduate of Tulane Uni- 
versity, he had completed more than 
fifty-two years of medical practice. He 
was surgeon in charge at the Federal 
penitentiary' for eleven years and for 
almost ten years he taught at Emory 
University. His collection of medical 
items of historical significance was re- 
cently given to Duke University. He is 
survived by Mrs. Weaver. 

Dr. Miles A. Copeland, M'03, died 
March 10, 1958, in Birmingham. Ala- 
bama, at the age of 89. Dr. Copeland 
practiced more than fifty years in Bir- 
mingham and was for eight years pro- 
fessor of anatomy at Birmingham Den- 
tal College. He is survived by Mrs. 
Copeland. and two sons, Dr. Miles A. 
Copeland. Jr., of Beirut. Lebanon, and 
Hunter A. Copeland of New York. 

Dr. John R. Pow. M'03. died January 
23, 1958. in Corpus Christi. Texas, 
where he was visiting a daughter, Mrs 
Robert Hurd. Dr. Pow was a native of 
Newcastle, England. At Sewanee he 
was tackle on the 1902 football team. 
For more than fifty-three years he 
practiced medicine in Bessemer, Ala- 
bama, serving as physician for the 
Woodward Iron Company until 1956. 
He is survived by '-is wife and another 
daughter, Mrs. Tom Ashley of Besse- 

Dr. John A. Knight. M'04. physician 
of Beaumont, Texas, died April 21, 
1958. His M.D. was from the Memphis 
Hospital Medical College. 

Dr. William W. Serrii.l, M'04, died 
in March, 1958, in Endeavor, Pennsyl- 
vania, following a heart attack. He had 
been active in medical practice until 
that time. He is survived by his wife. 

Chaplain (Capt.) William P. Wil- 
liams, U. S. N. (ret.), '04, died Novem- 
ber 13, 1957. of a heart attack at the 
age of 76. He and Mrs. Williams were 
visiting their daughter in Aruba, Neth- 
erlands West Indies, when the attack 
occurred. Chaplain Williams attended 
Trinity College and the General The- 
ological Seminary. In 1917 he entered 
the Navy and served until his retire- 
ment in 1946. Hs last duty was as chief 
chaplain of the Naval Training Bases 
at Pensacola, Florida. He then took 
charge of St. Luke's Church in Bridge- 
port. Connecticut, which became a par- 
ish after more than seventy years as 
a mission. He is survived by Mrs. Wi'- 
liams, a daughter, Mrs. John Vernon, 
and a son, David. 

Stephen C. Munson, SMA'05, died 
September 14, 1957, in Pass Christian. 
Mississippi. He was a sugar planter for 
more than forty years, as owner of 
Glenwood Plantation at Napoleonville, 
Louisiana, and as general manager of 
Delgado-Albania Plantation at Jeaner- 
ette. He sent both sons to the Acad- 
emy, Stephen C, Jr., '35, and George 
King Pratt Munson, '39. Mrs. Munson 
and two daughters also survive him. 

Col. John L. Clem. Jr.. '06, DTD, 
died following a heart attack on March 
6. 1958, in San Antonio, Texas, at the 
age of 72. He entered Sewanee from 
the Philippines, where his father was 
stationed in 1902. He lived most of his 
life in San Antonio. He served in both 
World Wars. For a number of years 
he had been a consultant for the Mort- 
gage Investment Company. He repre- 
sented the Diocese of West Texas on 
the Board of Trustees from 1929 to 
1931. He is survived by his wife and 
two daughters. 

Dr. Gordon C. McKenzie. M'06, died 
February 26, 1958, in Ashburn. Georgia, 
lollowing a heart attack, at the age of 
73. He graduated in 1906 from a pre- 
decessor of the medical department of 
Emory University, but entered the real 
estate and insurance business afte:' 
three years. He served as a first lieu- 
tenant in World War I. He was par- 
ticularly active in educational affairs 
in Ashburn and in the Mcthodi?t 
Church. He is survived by his wife. 
two daughters, and two sons. 

Hamilton Block. '07. alumnus of the 
College and the Sewanee Grammar 
School, died April 24. 1958. in Los An- 
geles. California. He had retired many 
years ago from the F. E. Block Candy 

Dr. Rupert M. Colmore. '07, ATO. 
died unexpectedly on July 9. 1958, at 
his home in Chattanooga. An alumnus 
of the Sewanee Grammar School, the 
College and the Medical School at Se- 
wanee, he practiced medicine in Chat- 
tanooga for more than fifty years. As 
a student he was captain of the 1904 
football team which defeated every op- 
ponent, including Washington Univer- 
sity, Clemson. Tennessee. Texas A. and 
M.. and Tulane. until they met Vander- 
bilt at the close of the season and lost 
26-0. Dr. Colmore's father was long- 


time commissary of the University. His 
brothers, Lionel, '97, and Charles, '98, 
preceded him in the University. His 
sister Eva made Sewanee her home un- 
til her death in 1948 and Miss Dora 
Colmore lives at Sewanee today. Gen- 
erations of Sewanee men have found 
their stay on the Mountain enriched by 
their acquaintance with the Colmore 
family. Dr. Colmore is survived by his 
wife, his sister, a daughter, Mrs. How- 
ard Brooks, and a son, Rupert, Jr., '37, 
of Chattanooga. 

Dr. Clay Lauderdale, M'07, promi- 
nent Central Texas physician for 
nearly half a century, died June 23, 
1958, in Austin. After retiring once 
from medical practice at Buda, Texas, 
he accepted the medical directorship of 
the Austin State School and served 
until 1956. He was honored by the 
State of Texas for his services there. 
He is survived by Mrs. Lauderdale, a 
daughter, Mrs. Sherman Birdwell, and 
a son, Kenneth. 

Dr. Homer G. Lightner, M'07, died 
February 8, 1958, in Ideal, Georgia, his 
home for many years. He received his 
M.D. from the Atlanta College of Phy- 
sicians and Surgeons. 

Dr. John W. Oden. M'07, who had 
engaged in the practice of medicine for 
almost fifty years, died recently at his 
home in St. Petersburg, Floiida. He was 
a graduate of the University of Nash- 
ville and a neurologist. He is survived 
by a daughter, Mrs. Kenmore Burns, 

Dr. Eli Powell, M'07, died recently 
after more than fifty years of the prac- 
tice of medicine in Cross Plains, Texas. 
He was beloved by the many people 
to whom he had administered in their 
illness. He is survived by his wife, 
Kate. Dr. Powell played tackle on the 
1904 football team and it was his re- 
covery of a fumble by Auburn near 
their own goal line that enabled Se- 
wanee to win the game 6-0. 

David G. Wettlin, '07, KS, died in 
July, 1958, in Orange, California, where 
he had lived for fifty-two years. He 
was a graduate of the University of 
Mississippi. He was a former city at- 
torney and had been engaged in re- 
search. He is survived by Mrs. Wettlin, 
a son, David, Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. 
Emma Barnett. 

Benjamin C. Taylor, M'lO, died in 
March, 1957. A graduate of the North 
Carolina Medical College, he practiced 
in Mt. Holly, North Carolina. He is 
survived by a son, B. C. Taylor, Jr. 

Peter O'Donnell, SMA '11, died Feb- 
ruary 22, 1958, at the age of 65 in 
Dallas, Texas, his home for thirty-five 
years. A cotton broker, he had been 
president of both the Dallas and Texas 
Cotton Exchange Associations. He is 
survived by Mrs. O'Donnell, two 
daughters, and two sons, Peter O'Don- 
nell, Jr., '47, Dallas, and Cameron 
O'Donnell, '5?, Midland, Texas. 

Dr. James T. French, M'12, Ouachita 
Parish coroner for twenty years, died 
April 22, 1958, in Monroe, Louisiana. 
He attended Tulane and received his 
M.D. in 1914 from the University of 
Tennessee. At one time he served as 
district boxing and wrestling commis- 
sion physician and those sports were 
major interests of his. He is survived 

by his wife and four daughters. 

Royal A. Ferris, 17, PDT, died April 
19, 1958, at his home in Dallas, Texas, 
at the age of 62. He was an alumnus 
of the Sewanee Military Academy and 
the College and graduated from the 
University of Texas with a major in 
geology. He served in both World 
Wars, rising to the rank of colonel. He 
was a founder of Browning-Ferris Ma- 
chinery Company and president of the 
firm at the time of his retirement. He 
is survived by his wife, a son, Royal 
A., Ill, of Dallas, and a daughter, Mrs. 
Davis C. Neale of Coral Gables, Flori- 

Frank E. Nolen, '21, PDT, died re- 
cently. He attended King College and 
served in the Student Army Training 
Corps in World War I. He had been 
associated with George H. McFadden 
and Brothers Agency in El Paso, Texas. 
Mrs. Nolen survives. 

Forrest F. Allen, '23, SAE, of Tucka- 
hoe, New York, died in October, 1957. 
For thirty years he was the owner of 
a yacht business in New York. He is 
survived by Mrs. Allen. 

Ben W. Sturdivant, '24, DTD, alum- 
nus of the College and the Academy, 
died June 14, 1958, in Memphis after 
six wesks of illness. He was a planter 
at Glendora, Mississippi. He is sur- 
vived by Mrs. Sturdivant, a son, Mike 
P., II, named for his grandfather, who 
was once the largest cotton planter in 
the world, a daughter, Mrs. Ralph 
Hand, and a stepson, Jack Taylor. 

Maj. John Kirk Park, U. S. Air 
Force (ret.), '29, died December 30, 
1957. He was an alumnus of the Acad- 
emy and the College. He is survived 
by his wife. 

Gus Rounsaville, Jr., '30, DTD, died 
in Dallas on February 7, 1958, follow- 
ing a heart attack. He was 48 years 
old, and had been a Dallas resident for 
21 years. During World War II he 
was a lieutenant in the Navy and was 
commended for action under fire. His 
business was investment securities. He 
is survived by his wife and a daughter. 

Joseph Conrad Isaac, '32, ATO, alum- 
nus of the Academy and the College, 
died in May, 1958, at his home in Hous- 
ton, Texas, at the age of 49. He was 
manager of the Saxet Ice Cream Com- 
pany there. A veteran of World War 
II, he served as a Marine lieutenant in 
the South Pacific. His survivors include 
his wife, his father, two sisters, and a 
brother, Edward C. Isaac, Jr., '26, of 

Vannoy C. Webster, N'43, died Oc- 
tober 28, 1956, from injuries received in 
the Navy. He was a member of the 
Sewanee V-12 unit and a resident of 
Wartrace, Tennessee. He is survived 
by his mother. 

Theodore Bliss Jones, '51, SAE, died 
July 10, 1958, following an illness of 
two and a half years. The son of George 
B. Jones, '27, SAE, and the grandson of 
Dr. George R. Rau, '94, SAE, Ted Jones 
came to Sewanee and then graduated 
from the University of Alabama. He 
was assistant manager of the North 
Florence Branch of the First National 
Bank. He is survived by his wife and 
a son, Theodore, Jr., and a daughter, 
Carolyn Teresa. 

Ralph W. Reed, '51, PGD, was killed 

instantly in a bus-car collision near 
Fayetteville, Tennessee, on May 11, 
1958. His wife was sponsor of a ninth 
grade class from Union Grove, Ala- 
bama, and the Reeds were acting as 
chaperones on an educational tour of 
Nashville. Returning home early in the 
morning, their bus was struck by a 
laundry truck, whose driver was 
charged with drunken driving. Reed 
was a Little All-American football 
player in 1950 at Sewanee. After grad- 
uation he entered the Army and was 
wounded in Korea in 1952. He did 
graduate work at the University of 
Alabama and served as Albertville, 
Alabama, football coach. At the time 
of his death he was editor of the week- 
ly Arab, Alabama, Tribune. He is sur- 
vived by Mrs. Reed and two children. 

Victor R. Williams, honorary mem- 
ber of the Associated Alumni, died at 
Sewanee on June 14, 1958. Sewanee had 
no more devoted friend than Mr. Wil- 
liams, a native of Winchester, Tennes- 
see, and founder of an insurance com- 
pany there. He had been a prominent 
trainer and breeder of harness horses, 
and owned the world-famous trotter, 
Pilatus II, which once set a world trot- 
ting time record. He had many civic 
and charitable interests. He is sur- 
vived by Mrs. Williams and two daugh- 
ters, Mrs. James E. Thorogood, wife of 
Sewanee's professor of economics and 
business, and Miss Clara Williams, li- 
brarian at Sewanee Military Academy. 
His partner in the insurance business 
was William M. Cravens, '29. 

Mary Moore Sanborn, one of Sewa- 
nee's most colorful and spirited resi- 
dents, died at the age of 76 of cancer 
in Emerald-Hodgson Hospital on May 
16, 1958. She was closely associated 
with Sewanee for over a half century 
and was a full-time resident for the last 
three decades of her life. 

Her talent for dramatics and her 
subtle sense of humor made her an 
unofficial part of Sewanee's educational 
program, and her coterie of students, 
though never large, was fiercely loyal. 
She numbered among her close friends 
the brightest literary lights among the 
alumni group. 

She was born in Norfolk, Virginia, 
the daughter of Navy Commander and 
Mrs. Andrew M. Moore, both of Shel- 
byville, Tennessee. Most of her edu- 
cation was obtained in European schools 
and before her marriage in 1910 to 
Cummings A. Sanborn, she had appear- 
ed on Broadway as a professional ac- 
tress. Her three children survive: Major 
C. Avery Sanborn, now in Germany, 
Cynthia Smith of New Orleans, and 
Marymor "Boo" Sanborn, now Mrs. 
DuVal Cravens, Jr., of Sewanee. 

Graduate Scholarships 

(Continued from page 21) 
lane University Law School scholar- 
ships went to James H. Porter of Shef- 
field, Alabama, and to Jean E. Van 
Slate of New Orleans. 

To Union Carbide Scholar James Ed- 
ward Smith of Macon, Georgia, went 
a teaching assistantship in the chemis- 
try department at the University of 
Rochester that pays $1,500 plus remis- 
sion of tuition and fees. 


The Sewanee News 

Atomic power in Caesar's day? 


It was there, in the ground, in the air and water. It 
always had been. There are no more "raw materials" 
today than there were when Rome ruled the world. 

The only thing new is knowledge . . . knowledge of how 
to get at and rearrange raw materials. Every invention 
of modern times was "available" to Rameses, Caesar, 

In this sense, then, we have available today in existing 
raw materials the inventions that can make our lives 
longer, happier, and inconceivably easier. We need only 
knowledge to bring them into reality. 

Could there possibly be a better argument for the 
strengthening of our sources of knowledge — our colleges 
and universities? Can we possibly deny that the welfare, 
progress -indeed the very fate — of our nation depends 
on the quality of knowledge generated and transmitted 
by these institutions of higher learning? 

It is almost unbelievable that a society such as ours, 
which has profited so vastly from an accelerated accumu- 
lation of knowledge, should allow anything to threaten 
the wellsprings of our learning. 

Yet this is the case 

The crisis that confronts our colleges today threatens 
to weaken seriously their ability to produce the kind of 
graduates who can assimilate and carry forward our 
rich heritage of learning. 

The crisis is composed of several elements : a salary 
scale that is driving away from teaching the kind of 
mind most qualified to teach; overcrowded classrooms; 
and a mounting pressure for enrollment that will double 
by 1967. 

In a very real sense our personal and national progress 
depends on our colleges. They must have our aid. 

Help the colleges or universities of your choice. Help 
them plan for stronger faculties and expansion. The 
returns will be greater than you think. 

If you want to know what the college 
crisis means to you, write for a free book- 
let to: HIGHER EDUCATION, Box 36, 
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Not since '99 

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Vol. XXIV, No. 4 

November, 1958 

The Vice-Chancellor's Page 

Probably most people are unaware that Sewanee has always done very creditably in inter-collegiate 
sports. Even during the worst years of our football history, we were producing tennis teams as good as 
anybody's under the able direction of Dr. Bruton and later Dr. Cross. Basketball under Varnell has 
always been distinguished. Golf under Cheston and later Bryant, and track under Moore and Carter 
have generally competed with the best on equal terms. Swimming under Caldwell and now Bitondo, 
and cross country under Dean Webb, during the very short and recent history of these sports at Sewanee, 
have been no less than excellent. In fact, our Director of Athletics, Coach Walter Bryant, who is re- 
sponsible for the overall athletic program, has had a record anyone could be proud of, even when the 
public as a whole knew very little about it. 

This curious state of affairs is the result of the extraordinary attention given to football by the public 
press, which results in the athletic reputation of a college being confined almost exclusively to its achieve- 
ment in that one sport. Of course, even in football, and completely without athletic scholarships, we 
had some good years under the able direction of Coach Bill White; but with the exception of those few 
years, our strictly amateur code has placed us in a very disadvantageous position in the football world. 

However, at last, the time has come for rejoicing and thanksgiving for football as well as other sports. 
For the first time since 1899 we have an undefeated team. The newspapers have already found us 
again, and the public has suddenly realized that Sewanee has not given up athletics after all; and all of 
this has been accomplished without the slightest compromise of our integrity as amateurs. 

It is good to have the University of the South acclaimed for athletic prowess again, because we have 
been accused of being so interested in academic achievement as to be neglectful of manly sports which also 
help to mold character and inspire leadership. Indeed, we went so many years without winning any 
football contests at all, that the students out of self-protection tended to become sophisticated and dis- 
dainful of the game. Many people told us our position was hopeless — we could not maintain high aca- 
demic requirements, absolute prohibition of any kind of athletic scholarships, and an intercollegiate foot- 
ball schedule, with prospects of anything other than athletic disaster. There was much temptation to 
abandon the effort ; but we just couldn't reconcile ourselves to the possibility of having a student body 
composed only of "sissies." We wanted rough manly sports, high standards of personal integrity, and 
tough academic discipline, all three, and in the long run our faith has been rewarded. It took a lot of 
stubbornness, as well as faith, to hold out that long; but, at last, victory is sweet, and it is amusing as well 
as cheering to see how quickly the morale of the student body has changed. These sophisticated boys 
have suddenly become what they would describe in any less sophisticated group as "gung ho." They are 
proud of that football team, and they are proud of Shirley Majors, and so am I! 

Coach Majors would be an important asset on any campus. He is a man of unmistakable ability and 
high character. He is making a tremendous contribution to Sewanee. We are not going to give him a 
Cadillac, or a salary higher than we give professors, or make any other disproportionate gestures, which 
would be as much beneath him as beneath us; but we certainly want him to know that we are fully aware 
of what he is doing for us, and we admire him and like him. He has already become an important part 
of Sewanee tradition. 

£ E W A N E E 3^(e W S 

A Look Behind and Ahead 

Founders' Day speaker this year was 
Professor Abbott Martin, English pro- 
fessor, author of Sewanee Vintage, 
and coiner of such deathless lines (from 
which his jovial presence extracts 
whatever barb might otherwise prick) 
as, "A German is only a Yankee car- 
ried to a logical conclusion, and the 
South was put here to act as a brake 
to keep the logical conclusion from be- 
ing carried out"; and "When people 
tell me that Sewanee isn't on the map 
I point out that Heaven isn't either." 

Martin reviewed the history of the 
University's founding, stressing the fact 
that the University of the South did 
not spring full blown as was originally 
planned, but was in a sense continu- 
ally re-founded throughout its first 
hundred years, cherishing always the 

"The essence, the lifeblood, of cul- 
ture is continuity," Martin said. "What 
our Founders had in mind was not 
something new and strange, but some- 
thing known and cherished. To para- 
phrase Scripture, Sewanee was to be 
old wine in new bottles. As we watch 
the walls of our Chapel rise, as we see 
the Shapard Tower soar upward, we 
know that the edifice, when completed, 
will house a faith far older than the 
structure itself. 

"Universities keep alive our humane 
learning, especially that part which is 
separate from and not dependent on 
systems. They keep open our com- 
munication with the past and with the 
future. They perform their function 
best when they are conservative. 'We 
regard this university as an institution 
of conservatism,' said Bishop Otey. 'We 
consider that its influence will be used 
to still the waters of agitation, to 
quench the flames of strife, and diffus- 
ing intelligence, sanctified by piety, to 
bind the discordant elements of party 
into a union stronger than steel and 
firmer than adamant.' 

"We hope the ghosts of our Founders 
would find Sewanee still true to their 
ideal — an institution where the student 
receives a liberal education under 
Christian auspices. They would be 
pleased to find that the University has 
been free from fanaticism — fanaticism, 
the essence of which — as an earlier Dr. 
Edward McCrady said in 1870 — is that 
it must find something to hate and to 
persecute under the name of justice or 
religion. They would be pleased to 
know that the cuckoo has not deposited 
her egg in our nest, that the camel has 
not ejected the Arab from his tent. 
From their place in Paradise we hope 
they sometimes murmur 'Placet.' 

"From our vantage point in time we 

can look back over a hundred years. 
But. like the Roman god, Janus, who 
faced both ways, we can also look for- 
ward. To Sewanee of a hundred years 
from now we would say: 

"We hope you are still there, and 
flourishing. We have celebrated this 
year your first centennial, and now in 
imagination we should like to project 
ourselves forward to our second. 

"We hope your beautiful sandstone 
buildings still stand, buffeted only by 
time and weather; that they have not 
been reduced to nibble by interconti- 
nental or even interplanetary wars. And 
speaking of planets, we hope you have 
not removed to the Moon, or to Mars, 
no matter what enticements may have 
allured you. On Mars or the Moon 
Sewanee might be like Milton's 'small 
unsightly plant, which in another 
country bore a bright golden flower, but 
not in that soil.' 

"We hope that the visible world about 
you is as beautiful for you as it was 
for us; that at night you see the stars 
instead of sputniks, that the valley be- 
low Green's View reflects the changing 
moods of the seasons, that daffodils and 
dogwood still bloom, that some of you 
sometimes hear the thrush or catch 
sight of a soarlet tanager. 

"We hope you still speak English, be- 
cause, if you do, we shall know that 
you are still free; as one of our own 
poets has said, 'We must be free or die, 
who speak the tongue that Shakespeare 

"We hope you still cherish the proper 
idea of the dignity of man, that you are 
Christian humanists, not ascetics or me- 
chanists; that you do not weigh man 
against angels, nor measure him by ma- 
chines and systems. 

"We hope that Sewanee is still small 
enough for people to know and enjoy 
each other. 

"We hope the Sewanee student is still 
a human being, and not a mere sta- 
tistic; that his education is something 
more than an equation. 

"We hope that some of the names we 
hear every day are still heard among 
you; that you have not a college in 
which no student had an ancestor, and 
no alumnus has a son. 

"We hope our accent has not changed, 
that hearing your voice we should at 
once feel at home. 

"We hope you worship the same God; 
but, if in your judgment your concep- 
tion of the Deity has grown nobler and 
more enlightened, we hope you keep 
and cherish still the symbols we re- 
ceived from our fathers. So shall we 
too murmur 'Placet.' " 

Professor A. C. Martin 

Matching Offer 

An anonymous benefactor of the Uni- 
versity of the South has agreed to a 
matching offer which may bring the 
University of the South as much as 
$50,000 at the end of 1958. The chal- 
lenge was made public by Bishop Frank 
A. Juhan, Director of Development, at 
a meeting of the Executive Committee 
of the Associated Alumni October 25, 
1958. The matching offer is designed 
to increase the total number of con- 
tributors to the University of the South. 
The size of individual gifts to the Uni- 
versity will not be a factor, Bishop 
Juhan said. 

The matching offer consists of two 

1. A check for $1,000 will be deliv- 
ered to the University for every class 
half of whose members make a gift of 
any size to the University during 1958. 

2. A check for $1,000 will be given to 
the University for each of fifteen ac- 
tive Sewanee clubs which send to the 
University a number of individual gifts 
equal to the total number of alumni 
living in that community. These local 
gifts need not all be from alumni to 
receive credit. The fifteen clubs eli- 
gible will be: Atlanta, Birmingham, 
Charleston, Chattanooga, Columbia, 
Dallas. Houston. Jacksonville, Louis- 
ville, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, 
New York, St. Louis, Washington. 

Certain "ground rules" are being ex- 
plained in detail to class presidents and 
to officers of the local Sewanee clubs, 
Bishop Juhan said. It is hoped that this 
generous matching offer will result in 
a substantial increase in the percentage 
of alumni contributions and in the 
number of gifts from other friends of 
the University. 

November, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 

(§ewanes ZSQws 

Successor to the Sewanee Alumni News 

The Slwanef. News, issued quarterly by the 
Associated A'umni of The University of thk 
South, at Sewanee, Tennessee. Entered as second- 
class matter Feb. 25, 1934, at the postoffice at Se- 
wanee, Tenn., under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

Volume XXIV 

No. 4 

Member American Alumni Council 

Arthur Ben Chitty, '35 Editor 

Edith Whitesell Issue Editor 

Barbara Ann Tinnes . . Associate Editor 

Associated Alumni Officers 
J. C. Brown Burch, '21 President 


Dr. Andrew B. Small, '27 

Church Support 

Bishop Girault Jones, '28 . . St. Luke's 
William M. Cravens, '29,. _ Capital Gifts 

E. Ragland Dobbins, '35 Regions 

John M. Ezzell, '31 Bequests 

Berkeley Grimball, '43 .. Admissions 

James G. Cate, Jr., '47 Classes 

Fred F. Preaus, A'56 S. M. A. 

Dr. Walter M. Hart, '37 .. Rec. Secty. 
DuVal G. Cravens, Jr., '29 _ . Treasurer 
Arthur Ben Chitty, '3'5__Exec. Director 


Every mail has brought new evidence 
that memorial opportunities in All 
Saints' Chapel are being given careful 
consideration. It had been hoped that 
persons prominent in Sewanee's his- 
tory would be remembered by their 
descendants, their friends and former 
students, and this hope has been real- 
ized. Trustees, regents, former profes- 
sors, bishops and clergy are among the 
long list of those whose names will ap- 
pear beside the stained glass windows, 
memorial arches, choir stalls, and other 
features of the chapel. 

The initial order for stained glass has 
been placed with an English firm. The 
bells of the Polk Carillon are almost 
all installed. Numerous other memo- 
rials, including altar and reredos, are 
being designed. Where appropriate the 
donors are being consulted both as to 
the design and as to the wording of the 
memorial tablet. The Memorials Com- 
mittee invites consideration, and will 
mail on request a complete list of the 
memorials which have not yet been 

Joy Unconfined 

Cover: Coach Shirley Majors, Cap- 
*ain Andy Finlay, and Alternate Cap- 
tains Walter Wilder and Jim Gibson 
"xchange "Well done" 's at Sewanee's 
first undefeated season since 1899. 

All Saints' Cha-pel will soon be out of its scaffolding. 

More Than 

A Tombstone 

Many people leave little evidence 
that they ever lived, beyond the in- 
scription on their tombstones. Some 
few leave oils they painted, books they 
wrote, or homes they built. Some leave 
vacant, hungry places in the hearts of 
family and friends, and that is indeed 
an enviable kind of immortality. 

There are others who express their 
creativeness and their generosity, who 
sum up the totality of their good will, 
in a "last statement." There is a legend 
that Henry VII, looking over his shoul- 
der and seeing the Devil, added the 
codicil to his will which resulted in the 
building of a gem of a chapel in West- 
minster Abbey. However, fear of dam- 
nation certainly was not in the mind 
of Cecil Rhodes when he drew up 
that masterpiece which has resulted in 
the advance of our Christian culture 
through the scholarships at Oxford 
which bear his name. 

A lady who will be survived by more 
than a tombstone is the late Louise 
Black MacDougald of Atlanta. Mrs. 
MacDougald died July 5, 1958, leaving 
$260,000 to charities, most of them con- 
nected with the Episcopal Church. In 
amounts varying from $1,000 for the 
Humane Society to $50,000 for the Bish- 
op of Atlanta, she fulfilled her faithful 
custodianship of the material means 
which had been hers temporarily to 
use. Influenced by the love of her 
brother (Ralph Peters Black, '01) for 
Sewanee, she included her Church's 
University in her will for $8,000. For 
Sewanee she becomes one of the "nev- 
er-failing succession of benefactors" 
whose name, we are assured by Bishop 
Quintard, "will be forever blessed." 

Ed Armes 

He was a man of rare gentility, a 
man courteous and humble and 
thoughtful. He made Sewanee a major 
consideration in his life. He thought 
it important. He served as president of 
his Class of 1913 and its members will 
attest to his constant concern that they 
be informed about Sewanee. He served 
as national vice-president of the As- 
sociated Alumni and should have been 
president but for his self-effacement. 
"Don't nominate me," he often said. "I 
am going to do all I can for Sewanee 

Ed Armes' last day must have been 
one of his happiest. He had met his 
life-long friend Bishop Frank A. Ju- 
lian, with whom he had spent four 
years on the Mountain, and they had 
watched together the Sewanee-Howard 
game. They had walked arm-in-arm 
during the half, they had talked of old 
times and of plans to publish Ed's re- 
markable material on Sewanee sports 
history. They had a delightful dinner 
at the Mountain Brook Club, said good- 
bye, and two hours later Ed's final 
heart attack found him talking to his 
wife Anne — about Sewanee. 

The last football game he saw was, 
to Ed, a victory, and to Ed's friends, 
that is exactly what his life was too. 

Memorial Flag 

The flag being flown from the staff 
at Thompson Union was the flag which 
draped the casket of Sam H. Floyd, Jr. 
'28, PGD, who lost his life in India in 
World War II while serving with an 
Army weather detachment. It was given 
to the University by his mother, now 
living in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 

The Sewanee News 

On the Mountain . . . . 

a native Italian, has studied and taught 
in many countries including Italy, 
Spain, France, and the United States. 
He had been living in Genoa before 
coming to Sewanee, and taught art his- 
tory there. 

An old friend among this year's 
additions is Thaddeus C. Lockard, who 
taught German here in 1950-51. A 
B.A. from the University of Mississippi, 
he went to Harvard University for his 
M.A. and is currently working on his 
Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. 
Lockard has spent many years in Eu- 
rope as a student and teacher. He 
was a supervisor of the University of 
Maryland NATO program in Heidel- 
berg, which was his most recent po- 
sition before re-entering the faculty at 
Sewanee. He is now teaching both 
French and German. 

Still another permanent addition to 
the faculty is George S. Ramseur. A 
biology teacher, he has his B.A. from 
Elon College, his Master of Education 
from the University of North Carolina 
and will be awarded his Ph.D. from 
the University of North Carolina in 

Coach Ted Bitondo is the new swim- 
ming coach and director of physical 
education at Sewanee. Bitondo 
coached swimming at Ohio State and 
Ohio University while working on his 
M.A. in physical education, and after 
serving three years as an athletic spec- 
ialist in the Navy, he coached at Flori- 
da and Florida State. 

Lt. Col. Joseph H. Powell 

Faculty Arrivals 

By Suzanne B. Hare 

This year the Liberal Arts College 
was fortunate to add ten outstanding 
men to its faculty. Three of these in- 
structors are Sewanee graduates. 

The new commanding officer of the 
Air Force unit heads the list of men 
joining the faculty. Lt. Col. Joseph H. 
Powell. USAF. succeeds Col. Sam 
Whiteside. Powell came to Sewanee 
from Hamilton Air Force Base, Cali- 
fornia, where he was Director of Ope- 
rations of the 78th Fighter Group, Air 
Defense Command. Assistant professor 
of Air Science is Capt. James F. Pat- 
ton, a graduate of Parks College of 
Aeronautical Technology at St. Louis 

The first returnee to the Mountain is 
Norborne A. Brown, replacing Marvin 
Goodstein, an economics professor who 
is on leave of absence while completing 
his doctorate. Mr. Brown received his 
B.A. from Sewanee in 1957 and is now 
working on his Master's degree at the 
University of North Carolina. 

Another Sewanee graduate is William 
T. Cocke, who is temporarily taking 
Brinley Rhys' place in the English de- 
partment. Rhys is at Tulane study- 
ing for his Ph.D. Cocke received his 
M.A. from Columbia University and 
taught at Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh 
before coming here to Sewanee. 

Joseph Phelps McAllister returns to 
the Mountain after receiving his B.A. 
from Sewanee in 1956, where he made 
the highest average on record, his M.A. 
from the University of North Carolina. 
He is now an instructor in the mathe- 
matics department. 

A new personality at Sewanee is 
Thomas P. Dilkes, a permanent addi- 
tion to the history department. 
Dilkes is completing his Ph.D. disser- 
tation for the University of New York. 
Among the history courses which he is 
teaching is the new Russian history 
class, a growing favorite among Sewa- 
nee students. 

Another outstanding addition to the 
faculty is Giannetto Fieschi, who re- 
placed Dr. Alain de Leiris. Fieschi, 

Museum of Modern Art? Guess again. 
This is a 5,000-year-old Stone Age idol, 
one of many examples illustrating art 
professor Gianetto Fieschi's point that 
each age sees objective reality in its 
own way and subdues it to the demands 
of design and to its own philosophy. 
Here the essential attributes of icoman- 
hood are presented for worship, all 
other elements eliminated. 

Sewanee Beat 

The Man of the Hour in Sewanee is 
retired professor of economics Eugene 
M. Kaydcn, whose translations from 
the Russian Nobel-Prize-winning poet, 
Boris Pasternak, over which he has 
labored long and lovingly, are now be- 
ing snapped up. The New Republic 
magazine, which has heretofore pub- 
lished little verse of any sort, has been 
tunning sixteen of the poems translated 
by Professor Kayden in five successive 
issues, beginning November 3 with an 
unpublished poem that Pasternak wrote 
out especially for Mr. Kayden. 

Professor Kayden has been in cor- 
respondence with Pasternak for the last 
six months. The exchange started when 
Mr. Kayden wrote Pasternak for clari- 
fication of some details of his work. 
Pasternak. Mr. Kayden says, is a diffi- 
cult poet, corresponding in difficulty for 
a Russian reader to Ezra Pound for 
an English-speaking person. In order 
to identify himself as a serious trans- 
lator Mr. Kayden sent Pasternak a series 
he had done of the nineteenth -century 
poet Pushkin, which appeared in the 
Sewanee Review some years ago. Pas- 
ternak wrote that the Pushkin poems 
"moved him to tears." 

"This pleased me," Mr. Kayden says, 
"because he knows English better than 
I do." Pasternak is himself a trans- 
lator, having done what Mr. Kayden 
considers the best of twelve translations 
into Russian of Shakespeare. 

Of Pasternak, John Gunther says in 
Inside Russia, published before the No- 
bel Prize furore catapulted the poet 
and novelist into the Western limelight, 
that he would no more become a Com- 
munist party member than would John 
Foster Dulles. 


Crowds that would seem fair-sized 
in a city movie house have been turn- 
ing out in Sewanee to hear Professor 
Gianetto Fieschi's series of lectures, 
liberally illustrated by slides reproduc- 
ing great works of art. The underlying 
theme of all the lectures is that the 
artist is a citizen of his time and place 
and expresses in his work the condi- 
tions and aspirations of his culture. An 
interesting concept that Professor Fi- 
eschi presented was that the use of 
depth in space has coincided with the 
urge toward freedom of the human 
spirit, that flat representations like 
those of the ancient Egyptians occur- 
red under despotic rule. 

Another example that Professor Fies- 
chi showed the audience that strained 
the walls of the old Palmetto lecture 
room was the exaggerated elongation of 
some Gothic figures whose "deforma- 
tion" represents the urge toward a life 
which is not the life of this earth. 
paralleled in architecture by the up- 
thrust of the Gothic spires. 

November, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 


Soft-spokeii, poker-faced head of a fa- 
mous football family, Shirley Majors, 
and Horace Moore, left, guided the neio 
Sewanee steamroller out of the bog. 

Pay-Off at Last 

With variations the old ribbing went 
like this: "Well, John, how did those 
Sewanee Tigers do on Saturday? How 
many points are you giving next week? 
And when is Sewanee going to play 

This year as the Purple Tigers un- 
der Coach Shirley Majors racked up 
win after win, an aumnus, '31, took 
the initiative. While Vanderbilt rooters 
were timidly asking for points each 
Saturday, John brazenly broadcast, 
"I'll take Sewanee and give thirty 
points . . . name your opponent, any 
game for the rest of the season!" 

Well, it got to be so much fun and 
Majors' boys kept getting so much bet- 
ter that by the fifth game, the boys at 
the man's company were hiding when 
they saw John approaching and so he 
came to the Mountain for the Mary- 
ville game seeking fresh meat. At Clara- 
mont he found some unwary Memphi- 
ans who were somewhat bemused by 
his optimism. When John raised his 
ante to 40 points and then to 45 points, 
he got himself covered. 

We don't really know what happened 
at the game but one story has it 
this way. With one minute left to play, 
Sewanee had just scored a seventh TD 
to make the score 44-0. John left Har- 
ris Stadium, jumped the fence, and was 
seen to have a brief conversation with 
Coach Majors. Instantly a substitution 
went in. Two plays later a Sewanee 
tackier had hit a Maryville man behind 
the goal line for a safety and two 
points as the final whistle blew. We 
suspect the event marked the first time 
in Sewanee history an alumnus ever 
took Sewanee and gave 45 points. We 
are reasonably SURE it is the first time 
such a wager has been won. 

[Editorial in the Chattanooga Times, 
November 17, 1958] 

While the giants of the gridiron wars 
have gone their goal-busting way, mak- 
ing all the money and attracting most 
oi the attention, none has been able 
to compile a better season's record than 
the University of the South, where the 
boys play football for the fun of it. 

As a matter of fact, no team could 
do any better than the Tigers have this 
year, since they have a perfect slate — 
eight wins, no losses, no ties. Their 
47-0 victory over Southwestern of 
Memphis on Saturday capped the cli- 

Great football teams at Sewanee are 
by no means a rarity, although it must 
be admitted there was a long, dry spell 
between good seasons in one period of 
Tiger history. That was when the Ti- 
gers lost 44 consecutive conference 
games over eight seasons, a record 
which led to the inevitable decision in 
19S'9 for Sewanee to quit the South- 
eastern Conference of which it was a 
charter member. 

Prior to the depression years, how- 
ever, Sewanee teams held their own 
or better against the universities which 
rule the regional roost nowadays. A 
quick rundown of the ten top teams 
of the nation shows three from the 
SEC, all of which have been beaten 
by Sewanee more times than not. Over 
the years, Sewanee has a 6-to-3 win- 
loss advantage over LSU, the No. 1 
team in football right now; a 7-to-4 
edge over Auburn and an 8-to-6 record 
with Ole Miss. 

Although the Tigers of 1898 and '99 
were the last teams with unbeaten, un- 
tied records, there have been eleven 
seasons in which Sewanee lost only 
one game. Seven of them, incidentally, 
saw the Tigers go through the fall un- 
beaten until the final game of the year 

with Vanderbilt, only to have the Com- 
modores ruin everything for the moun- 

Sewanee now schedules only those 
schools with a similar perspective of 
the role football should play in the 
life of an institution of higher learn- 
ing. It gives no athletic scholarships 
as such at all. As a matter of fact, two 
former all -state high school players are 
now attending the University on schol- 
arships, but are not playing football. 

The Tigers' success does not argue 
that unbeatable football teams are the 
inevitable result of a simon-pure ath- 
letic policy. Unbeaten teams are un- 
usual, regardless of the origin of their 

It is living proof, however, that grid- 
iron spirit with the will and the ability 
to win games can flourish without the 
hysteria which so frequently marks 
big-time college football. 

The Sewanee Tigers are due the ad- 
miration of every lover of the sport. 


By Warren Johnson 
Jubilant Tigers carried Coach Shir- 
ley Majors off the field in an impromp- 
tu victory march after the Southwest- 
ern Lynx provided the last victim in 
the Tiger victory mill. The victory, 
which marked the end of the first per- 
fect season since 1899, broke once and 
for all the legend of defeat which two 
years ago looked unshakable. 

The undermanned and light weight 
Tigers opened their season by wallop- 
ing Howard 21-0, setting back the Bull- 
dog hopes of a better season this year. 
The Tiger line, which provided an ef- 
fective shield for the elusive backfield, 
provided the ground push that gained 
ten yards for the Tigers and one for 
the Bulldogs. The Tiger pass defense 

Sewanee scores again as Frank Mullins romps into the end zone during the 
Millsaps game. 

The Sewanee News 



^JSL*JL fcttj** & 

1 QCQ Froit row, left to right: Dennie Thompson, Larry Chandler, Danny Woods, 
Ernie Cheek. Frank Mullins, Robert Kneisle. Steve Pensinger. Back row: 
Bill Shasteen. Andy Finlay. Bob Rice. C. H. Taylor. Jack Daniel. Bobby Potts, 
Lynwood Pncschel. All these men were high school team captains. 

was weak against the Bulldogs, and 
Coach Majors began working on pass- 
ing, a project which took a few weeks 
to show noticeable improvement. 

The Millsaps Majors fell before the 
murderous Tiger onslaught, 47-0, as the 
Tigers launched a co-ordinated aerial 
defense covered with a running offense. 
Not a single Millsaps pass was com- 
pleted, but two interceptions by the 
Tigers proved costly to Millsaps. The 
ground attack netted 213 yards rushing, 
in spite of 119 yards of penalties which 
the Tigers paid. 

Hampden-Sydney, a strong team 
which sported two Little Ail-American 
candidates on its roster, was the first 
opponent able to draw Tiger blood. But 
they fell before the mounting Tiger 
fury, 44-20, in a hard-fought game held 
at Hampden -Sydney's homecoming. 
Frank Mullins, Tullahoma's twist- 
ing tailback, accounted for an amazing 
32 points, as he scored three TD's, ran 
a pair of two-point conversions, and 
passed for two more. In addition, he 
passed for a fourth TD. 

Mississippi College was the next grid 
team to feel the effects of the Tiger 
surge, 48-8, although Mississippi handed 
the Tigers their first sting of last sea- 
son, a tie. This year, Mississippi out- 
weighed the Tiger line forty pounds to 
the man. Walter Wilder was out of 
practice a few days because of a bruised 
hip, but he was able to tally twice in 
spite of his injury. Center Dennis 
Thompson, a veteran 60-minute man at 
center, scored his first collegiate blood 
as he ran back an intercepted pass fifty 

Maryville crumpled before the never- 
let-up Tiger offensive. 46-0. The Tigers 
scored the first time they had the ball, 
continued to command the field, even 

November y Nineteen Fifty-Eight 

until the last few seconds as they 
pushed Maryville back behind its own 
lines for a safety. 

Homecoming visitors saw the hardest 
fought Tiger battle thus far as the 
Tigers held the capable Colonels to 20- 
0. Centre had a decided weight ad- 
vantage on a slippery field. The Col- 
onels used an "up the middle" attack 
that nearly held the Tiger line and gave 
the Colonels the best statistical gain 
scored against the Tigers so far in the 
season. Nevertheless, the alert Tigers 

were able to cash in on three fumbles 
and turn them into scoring drives. The 
Colonels had poor luck with a slick 
ball and a foggy day, and were not 
; ble to complete a single pass, while 
the Tigers proved able in the air and 
connected with 6 out of 13 tries. 

The Washington and Lee Generals, 
primed for the Tigers, used a tricky 
spread formation that featured their 
deadly passing attack, but the Tigers 
were able to keep the Generals from 
cashing in on their 10 completed passes. 
At the same time, the Tigers were able 
to gain a higher percentage of total 
yardage from aerials than they had 
clone before. In the first quarter, Wal- 
ter Wilder engineered a 67-yard goal- 
line drive, with his own 16-yard run 
the longest individual effort. The sec- 
ond quarter showed a similar perform- 
ance, with Finlay scoring this time. The 
lone W & L threat died out on the one- 
yard line in the first period. 

The Southwestern of Memphis Lynx 
had worried the Tigers, because of the 
narrowing margin of victory in the last 
two tilts. But the Lynx, who are ac- 
tually a capable squad, were unable to 
get going against the Tigers and never 
got past the midfield stripe. The Se- 
wanee steamroller line, underweight as 
usual, provided the perfect screen that 
enabled the backs to mount a spectacu- 
lar offense. The second quarter yielded 
a 20-point tally, the largest gain of the 
day in a single quarter. Walter Wilder 
got three touchdowns, Frank Mullins 
raced for two more, and Andy Finlay 
and Steve Pensinger each got one slice 
of the seven-touchdown victory. Ex- 
tra points accounted for the remainder 
to make it 47-0. 


Top: Black. Claiborne. Lea. Coach Suter. Kirby-Smith. Hull. Middle: Boiling. Kil- 
patrick. Poole. Keyes. Jones. Simkms. Frmit: Pearce. Gray. Seibels, Wilson, SiflU 

Honors Were Shared 

The touchdown triplets who sparked 
Sewanee's Purple Tigers to an unde- 
feated season seesawed to a deadlock 
on statistical honors. Fullback Andy 
Finlay led in total rushing, tailback 
Walter Wilder took number one spot in 
total offense (rushing and passing), 
while fellow tailback Frank Mullins 
topped his teammates where the chips 
are counted — in total scoring. 

The remarkable division of honors 
was undecided until the last minute of 
the last game. In total offense for the 
season, Walter Wilder with 998 yards 
rushing and passing nosed out diminu- 
tive Mullins by only 7 yards. In ground 
gained from rushing, Captain Finlay 
of Guntersville, Alabama, had a sub- 
stantial margin with 776 yards, fol- 
lowed by Mullins with 727 and Wilder 
with 619. But in total scoring Mullins 
pulled ahead with 82 points, followed 
by Finlay with 68 and Wilder with 60. 

To the confusion of the spectators, 
both of Sewanee's tailbacks passed left- 
handed. Wilder from Port St. Joe, Flo- 
rida, completed 31 out of 51 attempts 
for a percentage of 60.8, a gain of 379 
yards, for two touchdowns and one con- 
version. Mullins of Tullahoma, Term., 
tossed 36 times, completed 16 for 44 %.. 
264 yards, one touchdown, and three 
conversions. On the receiving end of 
these passes, the leaders were right end 
James Gibson, Bennettsville, S. C, who 
nabbed 19 for 215 yards and one TD, 
and left end Tom Moore of Birming- 
ham, who caught 11 for 183 yards and 
two TDs. 

Final figures for the Sewanee team 
showed such class as to make the Uni- 
versity of the South a contender for 
national honors among small colleges. 
Sewanee scored 285 points to its op- 
ponents' 28— a little better than 10 to 1— 
and in the process held six of its eight 
opponents scoreless. The goal line at 
the home field, Harris Stadium, was 
uncrossed by opponents the whole year. 
Sewanee netted 2,235 yards rushing 
against 684. In the weakest area of the 
statistical picture, Sewanee gained only 
645 yards from passing to their oppo- 
nents' 570, but even this department 

showed a whopping advantage in per- 
centage, with 47 completed out of 87 
(54%) against opponents' 50 comple- 
tions in 129 attempts (387o). 

The miracle of an 8-0-0 season, the 
first since 1899, won by a college which 
offers no athletic scholarships, was ex- 
ceeded only by an announcement at 
the end of the game. Vice-Chancellor 
Edward McCrady, head of an academic- 
minded faculty, astonished some and 
delighted others by proclaiming a holi- 
day on Monday. 

SAE had the prize homecoming float. 

Trainer John Kennerly was honored at 
last game for his 25 years' service. 

The Basketball Schedule 

November 29 
Athens College Sewanee 

December 2 
Vanderbilt Nashville 

December 5 
Florence State Sewanee 

December 8 
Southwestern Sewanee 

December 11 
Chattanooga Sewanee 

December 15 

Florence State Florence, Ala. 

December 17, 18 
Tournament Memphis 

January 9 
Mississippi College _ _ Clinton, Miss. 

January 10 
Millsaps Jackson, Miss. 

January 14 
Howard Sewanee 

January 17 
Lambuth Sewanee 

January 19 
Chattanooga Chattanooga 

February 9 
Florida Southern Sewanee 

February 11 
B'ham-Southern Birmingham 

February 14 
Lambuth Jackson, Tenn. 

February 17 

B'ham-Southern Sewanee 

February 20, 21 
Tournament Memphis 

Basketball Outlook 

By Warren Johnson 

The Tiger cagers are facing a more 
hopeful outlook than Coach Lon Var- 
nell has seen for years, but the bene- 
fits of the large squad that has turned 
out may not show up this season. The 
task that Varnell faces this year is the 
same as always, which is rebuilding a 
depleted basketball team. 

Missing are four of his starters: Jack 
Moore, who captained last year's squad; 
ambling Jim Roberts, whose rebounding 
efforts kept the Tigers in business; and 
fast-shooting Jerry Cummings and 
Jimmy Foster. Only Hugh Gelston re- 
mains of the starting quintet. 

Gelston, 5-11, who is one of the short- 
er members of the Tiger cagers, has 
switched from forward to guard, and 
he is making the adjustment rapidly. 
He should do better at the new posi- 
tion than he did during his first two 
years on the team. 

"This is the largest squad we have 
had," said Coach Varnell. "We have a 
fine group of prospects, and as good a 
group of freshmen as I have seen at 
Sewanee." The team now numbers 
sixteen men, and they should stay all 
through the season. 

The cagers boast seven lettermen re- 
turning. Towering 6-7 Richard Dezell 
is back at center, after a year's ab- 
sence. Gray Hanes, the shortest man 
on the squad, is back at guard after 
mending a separated shoulder, and 
should be able to perform again. Bob 
Rust, 6-3, is beginning his second year 
at center. Larry Burton and Larry 
Varnell are the only two lettering for- 
wards, and Bob Herschel and Hugh 
Gelston are guards. 

An unusually fine group of freshmen 
have turned out. Heading this group 
are: Tom Greer, Sparky Edgin, Bucky 
Gearinger, and James Wagoner. Ed- 
gin and Gearinger are 6-4 forwards, 
and Greer and Wagoner are 6-1 and 
5-11 guards. 

Sophomore Poochie Tomlin, a mid- 
season transfer from TPI, is back at 


The Sewanee News 

The Cinema 


As the photographers concentrated for 
the better part of an hour with lights 
and tape measures just to get the For- 
estry Department door, one of the for- 
estry professors remarked, "Now I 
know why Hollywood movies cost mil- 

The film starts out quietly, driving 
into the gates, the sweep of the valley 
from the mountain's edge, Centennial- 


The Sewanee booth at the General Convention o/ the Episcopal Church at Miami 
Beach featured an enlarged architect's drawing of All Saints' Chapel and a ''Tele- 
movie" furbished by Southern Bell. In it the new Sewanee movie was flashed ten 
times a day and hundreds oj passersby were given pamphlets about Sewanee. Pro- 
pagandist Arthur Ben Chitty is shown at left with one of the twenty ladies who 
volunteered to assist at the booth. Mrs. Ernest Armistead. the former Eleanor Kirby 
of Sewanee. 

Harvey Booth, new trustee for the 
diocese of Georgia, has given Sewanee 
a twenty-five-minute movie in color 
and sound. Co-donor with Booth is 
the Southern Bell Telephone Company, 
of which Booth is vice-president for 
public relations. The company asked 
that they not be credited in the film, 
as they felt that its purpose — to spread 
knowledge of and interest in Sewanee 
particularly among the owning 
churches — would best be served if no whatever were run. 

Last May three crack professionals 
came to the Mountain loaded with 
lights and cameras and know-how and 
shot us. The man behind the main 
camera was Leigh Kelley, vice-presi- 
dent of the Tucker Wayne Advertis- 
ing Agency, whose chief client from 
the point of view of Sewanee's very 
young (who watched the proceedings 
starry-eyed) is the Lone Ranger. Rob- 
ert Warren, photographer from South- 
ern Bsil's art department, took a sep- 
arate 8 mm record film and assisted 
with range and light fixes. Planner 
and director of the production was 
Julian Maddox, also of Southern Bell, 
an Atlanta artist who has won an im- 
posing array of salon awards for his 
photography. He also took dozens of 
color slides, which he donated to the 
University's collection. 

Sewanee greeted the visitors with one 
of its thicker fogs and chill rains, but 
they went right to work taking indoor 
shots. The next three days the sun gave 
all-out cooperation, and by dint of some 
of the most intensive work ever seen 
hereabouts, the men completed their 
assignment. Each "set-up" was ar- 
ranged with the most meticulous care. 

Pageant-costumed guests visiting tJish- 
op and Mrs. Juhan on their ravine- 
brow terrace. Views, recreations, sports 
— the visitors' eye view — lead up to the 
central points, class and laboratory, the 
V. C.'s study, scholastic eminence. 
Then comes a "pitch" for what Sewa- 
nee still needs, improved housing and 
a new and larger library stressed. The 
film ends with the spiritual peak of the 
University's triad of physical, intellect- 
ual, and religious aspirations: St. 
Luke's, the choir, the Cross. 

The whole has an effect of great sim- 
plicity, with the visual beauty of Se- 
wanee allowed to speak for itself. A 
sound track narration does not so much 
explain as supplement the ii'.m. This 
was prepared in Sewanee, largely by 
Edith Whitesell. It is read by Don 
Elliot of WSB-TV Atlanta, whose voice 
is well known to followers of the Epis- 
copal Hour. His work too was given 
to the University. 

Although unobtrusive, the musical 
background of the film is of particular 
interest. Much of it is supplied by the 
new Polk Carillon, at this writing not 
quite completely installed in Shapard 
Tower. The recording used in the film 
was made by Professor Arthur Bige- 
low of Princeton, designer of the caril- 
lon, when he tested it at the foundry 
in Annecy, France, before shipment. A 
curiosity among Professor Bigelow's 
selections is "Oh Susannah," adapted 
startlingly to the great bells. Non- 
academic sequences are scored by Tup- 
per Saussy's "Jazz at Sewanee" group. 
The University Choir swells up at the 
end with Scarlatti and Bach. The only 
non-Sewanee music used is a bit by 
the United States Air Force Band ac- 
companying SMA scenes, and this only 
because no good local recording was 
available or could be made during the 
summer, when the movie grew together. 

The new movie, "Sewanee," is avail- 
able to interested groups on request. 

Harvey Booth of Atlanta receives 

Ins Trustees Certificate from Bishop 

November) Nineteen Fifty-Eight 



The freshman class at Sewanee this 
year is good. The admissions commit- 
tee and the deans feel that its members 
will do outstanding work. The criteria 
for selection have not been purely aca- 
demic but the academic outlook is very 
encouraging. The three graphs tell the 
story in percentages. 

Scholastic Aptitude Test 
Verbal Math 

CLASS OF 1962 
4% 700-800 4% 
19x% 600-699 xx21% 
36<7oxxxx 500-599 xxxxx47% 
S'5%xxx 400-499 xx25% 
4% Below 400 x2% 
All Students Taking College Boards, 
March, 1954 

2% 700-800 x3% 

13%xx 600-699 xxxl7% 

237oxxxx 500-599 xxxxx32% 

327 P xxxxx 400-499 xxxxx32% 

25<7cxxxx Below 400 xxxl6% 

Hypothetical Scores for ALL High 

School Seniors 

1% 700-799 1% 
2%x 600-699 xx5% 
7%xx 500-599 xxx31% 
19%xxx 400-499 xxxx31% 
71%xxxxxxxx Below 400 xxxxx46% 

The first graph shows that Sewanee 
freshmen are substantially above the 
general run of college applicants in a 
typical year. The second graph shows 
this typical sampling. The third shows 
the alarming fact that, in verbal com- 
prehension, nearly three-fourths of all 
high school students are below the 
mythical figure "400" which Sewanee's 
admissions committee believes is the 
minimum for the liberal arts candidate. 
In other words, nearly three-fourths of 
America's high school population would 
have practically no chance of getting a 
degree at Sewanee — or any other good 

Our whole system of education is un- 
dergoing scrutiny and probably change 
too. Question: should a student be ad- 
mitted to Sewanee if, on the basis of 
aptitude tests, he has only a one-in- 
ten chance of passing? Is the student 
better off to go to an easier college, or 
take a vocational type course, if he is 
likely at the most to get a year at 

Sewanee's admissions committee has 
no pat answers for these questions. Its 
members play by ear, considering the 
individual, his parents, his desire to 
come to Sewanee. The only inflexible 
rule of the committee is that the stu- 
dent and his parents must be told the 
whole story. If they take the risk 
knowingly the student may have a sat- 
isfactory, if brief, experience at Sewa- 
nee. On the other hand, every year 
there are one, or two, or three winners 
of degrees who looked impossible, aca- 
demically, as applicants from high 
school. The fact of their graduation — 
plus the fact that many of them be- 
come the most worth-while citizens in 
the Sewanee alumni directory — are con- 
vincing proof to the admissions com- 
mittee that inflexibility is not a word 
for Sewanee. 



(Reprinted from the Sewanee Pur- 

The Rt. Rev. Arthur Carl Lichten- 
berger, D.D., newly-elected presiding 
bishop of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, is bishop of an owning diocese 
of Sewanee and received the honorary 
doctor of divinity degree from the Uni- 
versity of the South in 1952 when he 
preached the baccalaureate sermon. 

Lichtenberger, at present bishop of 
Missouri, was elected on the third bal- 
lot in the House of Bishops at the re- 
cent General Convention in Miami 
Beach, Fla. The House of Deputies 
concurred with the choice. Several 
bishops with Sewanee ties were nomi- 
nated for the post. 

The bishop has previously done both 
parish work and teaching. He has 
served parishes in Ohio and Massa- 
chusetts and was dean of Trinity Ca- 
thedral, Newark, N. J. He has taught 
in China, at Episcopal Theological 
School, and at General Theological 
Seminary, where he served as profes- 
sor of pastoral theology before his elec- 
tion as bishop coadjutor of Missouri 
in 1951. He became bishop of the 
diocese in 1952. 

Lichtenberger has been a member of 
the Board of Trustees of the Univer- 
sity of the South since 1951 as repre- 
sentative from Missouri. His wife's 
brother, Paul A. Tate, '28, now a mis- 
sionary teacher in Cuba, and her neph- 
ew, Paul F. Nash, '55, are graduates of 
the University of the South. 

Dr. Ben F. Cameron, Director of Ad- 
missions for the college, has added to 
a long list of professional distinctions 
election to the Board of Trustees of 
the College Entrance Examination 
Board and also to the Executive Board 
of the Association of College Admissions 
Counselors. Both offices are for three- 
year terms. 

An October announcement by Elmo 
Roper of six new members of the At- 
lantic Union Committee included our 
V. C, Dr. Edward McCrady. 

Dr. McCrady has also been selected 
as a speaker on "the Distinguished 
Southern Professor Series" sponsored 
by Birmingham-Southern College and 
the Birmingham section of the National 
Council of Jewish Women. His talk is 
scheduled for February 3. Another Se- 
wanee-connected speaker on the series 
will be Andrew Lytie, A'20, novelist 
and advisory editor of the Sewanee Re- 

Among our returned travelers are 
associate professor of French A. Scott 
Bates, who spent the summer in Paris 
on a University Research Grant, with a 
side trip to Stavelot, Belgium, where he 
delivered a paper on "Apollinaire et 
FAmerique" on the occasion of the for- 
tieth anniversary of the death of the 
French poet Guillaume Apollinaire on 
August 3, 1958; and Dr. Robert A. De- 
gen of the Department of Economics 
and Business, who attended a seminar 
on trade problems at Duke University 
under the sponsorship of the Ford 

Still from the color movie SEWANEE. Photographers caught Professor Hugh Cald- 
well meeting his philosophy class in Abbo's Alley. 


The Sewanee News 

St. Luke's 

The clerical faculty at St. Luke's: Standing, left to right. Vesper O. Ward. Claude 
Sauerbrei. Charles L. Winters, Jr.. J. Howard W. Rhys. Wilford O. Cross. C. Fitz- 
Simons Alllison. C'4b. Dean George M. Alexander. C'38. T'39, George B. Myers, '07. 
Insets: University Chaplain David B. Collins. C'43. T'48. left, and G. Cecil Woods, 
Jr., C'47, new this year. Not pictured: Dr. Massey H. Shepherd. Jr.. director of 
the Graduate School of Theology. 

"Seventy-six trombones led the big 
parade" begins the popular song, but 
at Sevvanee the words might be "Sev- 
enty-nine theologs lead Sewanee on." 
The School of Theology enrollment- 
wise is always the smallest of Sewa- 
nee 's three educational divisions — there 
are over 270 at the Academy and 570 
in the College — but on the campus the 
absence of the seminarians would be 
quickly felt all over the community. 

Many of these men, fifty of whom 
are married with a combined total of 
seventy-five children, have already 
made significant marks in the secular 
world. Among the seventy-nine, who 
come from twenty dioceses and two 
missionary districts, there are repre- 
sented thirty-two categories of previous 
occupations. Among them — high school 
principal, research chemist, building 
contractor, state senator, newspaper 
editor and columnist, college teacher, 
insurance agent, radio announcer, ac- 
tor, accountant, artist, surveyor, horti- 
culturist, investment banker, carpenter, 
engineer, servicemen. 

If they were to vanish overnight, 
what would happen, for instance, at Se- 
wanee right now? 

On the faculty there would be no 
dramatic coach for Purple Masque pro- 
ductions, and no speech instructor. The 
physics department would lose a lab- 
oratory assistant. The University-Air 
Force ROTC Band, that has been mak- 
ing annual trips to New Orleans to lead 
the Rex Parade at Mardi Gras and that 
has brightened the season's home foot- 

ball games, would have no director. The 
growing summer conference program 
would be minus some assistant co-ordi- 
nators. A sports publicity director 
would be lost — and during Sewanee's 
greatest football season since 1899. The 
athletic department would be left with- 
out some of its helper-coaches. The li- 
braries would lose some night duty at- 
tendants. The Development Office (that 
includes the Alumni Office) would find 
itself without addressing machine ope- 
rators who handle at night and other 
odd hours all major mailings, includ- 
ing that of the Sewanee News. The 
University's mimeographing machine 
would lose its "keeper." Sewanee Inn 
would miss an extra desk clerk. Some 
movie- and valuable art work for Se- 
wanee would have no "creator." And. 
of course, the loss would be keenly felt 
by area churches. 

All this, and still no mention of the 
ladies. The secretarial pool would be 
shallow indeed without "theolog wives" 
to keep it filled. 

Sewanee tithes in providing ten per- 
cent of the clergy for the Episcopal 
Church in this country, but Sewanee 
also reaps many fringe benefits along 
the way. 

• • • • 

To the School of Theology library 
Trinity Church. Columbia. South Caro- 
lina, formerly served by Dean George 
M. Alexander, has given funds for a 
nearly $450 Recordak microfilm ma- 
chine that can make available books 
from all over the world. 

St. Luke's Day at Sewanee, October 
21 and 23, attracted about forty alumni 
and was considered one of the best ever 
held. Guest speaker was Dr. David 
McK. Williams, noted organist, choir- 
master, and composer of church music, 
who for more than twenty-seven years 
was in charge of music at St. Bartholo- 
mew's Church, New York City. 

* * » » 

The Rev. C. FitzSimons Allison, as- 
sistant professor of church history, was 
conference theologian for the national 
meeting of the House of Young Church- 
men held at Oberlin College in August. 

* * » * 

The Rev. J. Howard W. Rhys, associ- 
ate professor of New Testament lan- 
guage and interpretation, has been 
elected secretary of the Southern Com- 
mitte? on Understanding and Use of 
the Bible, a committee of the National 
Council of Churches. Recently he read 
a paper on the Dead Sea Scrolls (in- 
cluded in the fall issue of the St. Luke's 
Journal) at the Southern regional group 
meeting of the American Society of 
Biblical Literature. 

The St. Luke's dinner October 16 at 
the General Convention in Miami Beach 
was attended by some 120 alumni cler- 
gy and other Episcopalians. Dean Alex- 
ander was toastmaster. Bishop Girault 
M. Jones of Louisiana, St. Luke's alum- 
ni president, and Vice-Chancellor Mc- 
Crady made brief comments, and prin- 
cipal speaker was senior seminarian 
C. Brinkley Morton of Mississippi, 
president of St. Luke's Society, who 
discussed "St. Luke's Today." Dinner 
arrangements chairman was the Rev. 
Hunter Wyatt-Brown. Jr.. '37, Fort 

Unusual among today's seventy-nine 
students is the Rev. Glenio Vergara 
Dos Santos, young Brazilian clergyman 
working toward his master's degree in 
theology and fulfilling a life-long dream 
to live as a "Norte-Americano." He 
studied law before deciding to become 
a priest, then trained at the seminary 
in Rio Grade do Sul, his birthplace, 
and later worked at a mission in Sao 
Paulo. Influential in getting him to 
Tennessee was recently retired Bishop 
Louis Melcher, '25, of Central Brazil, 
once rector of St. John's Church, Knox- 
vil.c. On weekends Glen, as he is 
called, and seminarian Don Harrison 
assist the Rev. Leon C. Balch, '54, at 
Grace Church, Chattanooga. In the 
United States Glen is impressed by 
family life and also comments: "No- 
where else (he has traveled on three 
continents) have I found such a con- 
sciousness of religion as a necessity of 
life; such a living, burning interest in 
Christian faith. People are heard talk- 
ing it on the streets, on buses, in their 
homes. For the people of the United 
States I believe it has transformed their 
approach to all problems of life." Real- 
istically he adds, "That's not yet true 
of every individual of course." 

November, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 


Jack Moore 

On the 
Academy Road 

Jack R. Moore, a graduate of the 
University of the South in 1958, has 
recently been appointed Alumni Di- 
rector of Sewanee Military Academy. 
This is the first time that SMA has had 
a full time alumni director. Moore, as 
part of his duties, has been in the pro- 
cess of organizing the SMA Alumni As- 
sociation in order to achieve more unity 
among the graduates of the Academy. 
A class leader is being appointed for 
each graduating class so that the Alum- 
ni Association and the alumni of SMA 
may stay in close contact through mu- 
tual correspondence with the class 

The enrollment at SMA this year is 
274 students. Two hundred and thirty 
of these are boarders and the rest are 
day students. Out of the three hun- 
dred applicants who applied for en- 
trance to the Academy, only 110 were 

The football season has resulted in 
seven wins and two losses. It has been 
a bumper year all-round for Sewanee 

At the Academy's homecoming on 
November 7-8, the Alumni Association 
elected its officers for this coming year. 
Frederick Preaus, Class of 1956, is again 
president of the association, while John 
Walton, Class of 1956, replaced Al Mor- 
row as vice-president. Preaus is 
a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity 
at Tulane and Walton is a Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon at the University of the 

The Mountain and surrounding com- 
munities have felt deeply the loss of 
Avery Handly, Jr., of Winchester, con- 
sidered by critics to have been one of 
the finest painters ever to work in Ten- 
nessee. He died of a heart ailment in 
a Winchester hospital on October 22, 
at the age of 45. His work has been 
exhibited at Sewanee's annual art show 
year after year, and has taken many 
prizes here and elsewhere. 



The letter was dated June 9, 1958. 
That was the day of the Centennial 
Commencement, marking the conclusion 
of a year of celebration of Sewanee's 
hundredth anniversary and the day of 
graduation for the first class of a sec- 
ond century of seniors. 

The letter was signed by Thomas H. 
Walsh, '33, SAE, and it read in part: 

"I want to help in the very worthy 
work that you are doing. To do our 
bits, my mother, Mrs. Milton Smith 
of Little Rock, my wife Adele, and 
I have just drawn up new wills 
making Sewanee our heir after the 
death of the three of us. With the 
exception of small gifts to friends 
and servants, our entire estate goes 
to Sewanee with no strings tied to 
it. Since today is the twenty-fifth 
Commencement of my class of 1933, 
I thought I had better do something 
to underline the date." 

In the Editor's opinion, no other sin- 
gle act could so well underline the date. 
The inclusion of Sewanee in a will is 
the ultimate testimonial of faith in the 
institution and loyalty to the ideals for 
which it stands. 

Patten Bequest 

The will of the late Sarah Avery Key 
(Mrs. Z. C.) Patten, who died July 17, 
1958, provided $10,000 for the Univer- 
sity of the South for the purpose of 
establishing a scholarship in honor of 
Charlotte Patten (Mrs. Alexander) 
Guerry. Mrs. Patten's son, Z. Cartter 
Patten, Chattanooga banker and con- 
servationist, was named a principal 
beneficiary of the estate and a trustee 
of the Z. C. Patten Foundation. He has 
long been a generous friend of the Uni- 
versity, actively interested in the work 
of the forestry department. 

The late Mrs. Patten, a devoted Epis- 
copalian, was a lady of prodigious civic 
spirit and energy. At one time or an- 
other in her ninety-three years, she 
was a moving spirit in almost every 
worthy organization of the Chattanooga 
area. At the time of her death, she 
was one of the last links with the city's 
founding, her grandfather having sur- 
veyed the site for the town in 1838 
and her mother having been the first 
white child born there. 

Mrs. Patten's late husband had a 
nephew with the same initials whose 
bequests, when finally distributed, will 
bring to the School of Theology at the 
University of the South a total of ap- 
proximately $500,000. 

A final distribution of the estate of 
the late Ella Kirkman Douglas of Nash- 
ville has brought $11,142.81 to the Uni- 
versity. Mrs. Douglas was the mother of 
the late Mrs. W. Dudley Gale. The 
total value of her bequest to Sewanee 
was approximately $45,000.00. 

In March a gift of $5,000 came to the 
University from the estate of the late 
Clara F. Burkle of Memphis. 

The University of the South has 
again been selected as one of the pri- 
vate United States colleges to receive 
an aid grant from the Texas Company. 
The gift, in the amount of $1,500, is 

A cash gift of $20,000 has come from 
an anonymous friend for scholarships. 
It is to be spent $5,000 per year for 
the next four years in helping bring to 
Sewanee young men of outstanding 
merit who might not otherwise be able 
to attend college. 

Recent visitors were Professor Vallabhajosyula Subbarao, pointing out his 
own Andhra University in India to Dean Lancaster, and Selmer Berkelo 
of the U. S. State Department, who accompanied Subbarao on a tour of 
American colleges. 


The Sewanee News 

Sewanee Clubs 

$15,000 PLAN 

The following Sewanee clubs and 
alumni groups have a potential of earn- 
ing $15,000 for the University during 
1958 (see matching gift story on page 
3). Number (not amount) of gifts 
each club must total during 1958 to 
qualify: Atlanta, 180; Birmingham, 250; 
Charleston, 60; Chattanooga, 120; Chi- 
cago, 30; Dallas, 125; Houston, 175; 
Jacksonville, 150; Los Angeles, 30; 
Louisville, 80; Memphis, 280; Nashville, 
280; New York, 130; St. Louis. 40: and 
Washington, 90. 


About seventy alumni, friends, and 
their wives attended the annual ban- 
quet of the Sewanee Club of Birming- 
ham November 5 at the Birmingham 
Country Club. Associate professor of 
English, Abbott C. Martin, now in his 
thirtieth year at Sewanee, was the 
speaker. Also present from Sewanee 
were Spanish Professor Emeritus Wil- 
liam W. Lewis, '04, and English In- 
structor William T. Cocke, III, '51. 

During the Birmingham College Days 
program in city high schools October 
20, club members assisted Dr. Ben F. 
Cameron, '42, Sewanee's director of ad- 
missions. Club president is Richard E. 
Simmons. Jr., '50. 


The Coastal Carolina Alumni Chap- 
ter and the Sewanee Club of Charleston 
held their annual joint meeting Octo- 
ber 24 for a social hour and steak din- 
ner at Henry's Restaurant. The Very 
Rev. George M. Alexander, '38, dean of 
the School of Theology, discussed Chris- 
tian education and showed the new Se- 
wanee movie. Brief reports on Church 
Support and on area students attend- 
ing Sewanee were made, respectively, 
by Bishop Thomas N. Carruthers. '21, 
of South Carolina, and John G. Brat- 
ton. '51. club secretary-treasurer. 

The group re-elected its officers. Hen- 
ry C. Hutson, '50, is president. 

On September 9 the alumni enter- 
tained current and prospective students 
with a beach party at the Isle of Palms. 

t J 

The i\ew Sewanee Club of West Palm Beach met October 11 at the George Wash- 
ington Hotel. Officers elected were,, left to right. O'Neal Bardin, '47, vice-president: 
Joel T. Daves. III. '50, president: and the Rev. J. R. Knox Brumby, III. '48. secre- 
tary -treasurer. Alumni Executive Director Arthur Ben Chitty. '35, far right, wes 
guest speaker and showed the new Seivanee movie to twenty persons present for 
tltc dinner meeting. 


The Sewanee Club of Chattanooga 
held an informal luncheon meeting Oc- 
tober 31 at the Patten Hotel. The 
speaker was Dr. Robert S. Lancaster, 
'3-k dean of the College. Thirty-two 
alumni attended the stag luncheon. 

Dr. L. Spires Whitaker, '31, was 
elected president to succeed Hiram S. 
Chamberlain, '36. Benjamin M. Raw- 
lings, Jr., '49, was elected vice-presi- 
dent, and Secretary James W. Whita- 
ker, '52, and Treasurer James W. Gen- 
try. Jr.. '50, were re-elected. 


Tentative plans for the first meeting 
of the Sewanee Club of Greater Miami 
call for a Christmas party on Sunday 
afternoon, December 21. The place will 
be announced later. "Plans will be 
made lor a definite schedule of meet- 
ings, a program for the coming year 
will be suggested, and officers for 1959 
will be elected," writes Dan S. Dear- 
ing. '54, a member of the steering com- 

The annual Founders' Day Dinner for the Sewanee Club of Atlanta iras held Oc- 
tober 10 at the Druid Hills Gnlf Club. Pr o gram highlight* were the Hon. Ellis G. 
Amall. '28. former Georgia governor, as guest speaker and the premiere showing 
of the new Sewanee morie. Men at the speakers' table, left to right, are: Dudley 
C. Fort. Sr.. 32. vice-president: former Governor Arnall: Samuel W. Kane. A'29. 
president: ihe Rev. Dr. Wilson W. Sneed. Hon. '57; and Thomas G. Linthicum. '23. 
treasurer. A Christmas party for current and prospective students is scheduled 
for Sunday. December 28, 4-6 p.m.. at the Piedmont Driving Club 


The Sewanee Club of Nashville held 
a stag Founders' Day Dinner October 
9 at the Belle Meade Country Club. 
Speaker was Dr. Charles T. Harrison, 
head of Sewanee's English department, 
who also showed Sewanee slides. Presi- 
dent of the club is David L. McQuiddv. 
Jr.. '51. 


In September the Sewanee Club of 
St. Louis held an outdoor afternoon 
party for alumni, their wives, present 
students and their parents at the home 
cf club President Stanley G. Jones, '51. 
Another party is being planned for the 
Christmas season. 


Alll Sewanee men in the Tampa Bay 
area were invited to an informal get- 
together at the Southern Brewery Tap 
Room on November 24 from 8-10:30 
p.m. Purpose was to discuss a club 
organization. Members of the planning 
committee are Charles G. Mullen, Jr.. 
'43, Cameron L. Gamsby. '18. R. An- 
drew Duncan, '52, and Charles P. Gar- 
rison, '50. 


Sewanee clubs are being asked to con- 
sider awarding Centennial medallions to 
outstanding juniors in local high schools. 

Procedure would begin with the 
club's appointing a Committee on 
Awards to decide which schools to in- 
clude and to arrange with each school 
principal for the selection of a young 
man completing his junior year who is 
outstanding in scholarship, character, 
and in other areas the club might sug- 

The be-ribboned medallions are now 
available from the Alumni Office. 
Clubs are urged to pay for them at 
$3.00 apiece if possible. If the club 
treasury is empty, the Alumni Office 
will provide the medallions free of 
charge for the first year's awards. En- 
graved on the backs of the medallions 
would be "Sewanee Club of (Name), 
Award for Excellence, (Name of Stu- 
dent and Year of Award)." 

A ovembeTj Nineteen Fifty-Eight 


About Sewanee Alumni 


Charlis Perroneau Mathewes, who 
died July 25, 1957, was a member of 
Delta Tau Delta and a charter member 
oL' Sewanee's chapter, not a member of 
Kappa Alpha as stated in the August 
Sewanee News. We apologize. 

William Davis Cleveland, Jr., ATO, 
identified with the cotton industry in 
Houston, Texas, for sixty years, died 
ft his home October 5 at the age of 85. 
After completing his education at Se- 
wanee, where he was a great athlete, 
and at Yale, he, his father, and his 
brother, Alexander Sessums Cleveland, 
'9C, ATO, who died in 1954, organized 
W. D. Cleveland & Company, a whole- 
sale grocery and cotton brokerage firm. 
He was a founder and board member 
of the Houston Cotton Exchange. He was president of the Cleveland 
Realty and Investment Company and 
a director of the American General 
Life Insurance Company. He was ac- 
tive in many civic and charitable en- 
terprises, was one of the city's oldest 
Masons, and had been a vestryman of 
Christ Church Cathedral and a board 
member of St. Luke's Episcopal Hos- 
pital. His wife, the former Julia May 
Morse, whom he married fifty-three 
years ago, survives him. In his will 
he left the University $10,000. 

The Rev. Thomas P. Noe, Sr., 84, SAE, 
died at his home in Wilmington, North 
Carolina, August 27, 1958, after an ex- 
tended illness. During his ministry he 
served churches in Beaufort and Wil- 
mington before becoming archdeacon of 
the diocese of Eastern North Carolina. 
In 1917 he became head of the Epis- 
copal Orphanage in York, South Caro- 
lina, and remained there until his re- 
tirement and return to Wilmington in 
1941. Survivors include his widow, two 
sons, Thomas P. Noe, Jr., '26, SN, and 
Julian M. Noe, '28, SN, and two bro- 
thers, the Rev. I. H. Noe, '16, SAE, and 
the Rev. Alexander Noe, '07, SAE. 

The Rev. William Postell Witsell, 
now 83 and rector emeritus of Christ 
Church, Little Rock, since 1947, still 
keeps busy with his writing. He is the 
author of historical, spiritual and in- 
spirational books, one of the latest be- 
ing My Ministry in My Native State of 
South Carolina. His first settled parish 
was the Church of the Good Shepherd 
in Columbia. 

Dr. Cyrus N. Keatts of Indian 
Mound, Tennessee, where he has prac- 
ticed medicine for fifty-seven years, 
was honored for his many years of ser- 
vice by the community on August 24. 
Dr. Gordon B. Hamilton, specialist in 
neurology and psychiatry, died March 
19, 1958, at the Veterans' Hospital, San 
Francisco. He had been a major in 
World War I. 

Dr. E. Laurence Scott, 74, SAE, died 
at his home in Ocala, Florida, October 
10 after an illness of several months. He 
had practiced medicine in Birmingham, 

Alabama, for thirty-five years, special- 
izing in orthopedic surgery, and helped 
found the city's Crippled Childrens' 
Clinic before moving to Florida in 1935 
and entering the insurance business 
with his father. His wife and two 
daughters survive him. 

Dr. Albert Gates of Oklahoma City 
died at his home September 4. He 
began his medical practice, specializ- 
ing in obstetrics and pediatrics, in 1906 
in Oklahoma and moved in 1921 to Ok- 
lahoma City, where he served as coun- 
ty health superintendent under five ad- 
ministrations. Sickness forced him to 
discontinue his practice and he closed 
his office in 1939. His widow survives 

George Edward Porter, Jr., is living 
in retirement at 104 West Cedar Street, 
Perry, Florida. He and his wife cele- 
brated their fifty-first wedding anni- 
versary in September 1957. Porter was 
a lumber manufacturer from 1904-20 
and then a motion picture exhibitor 
until his retirement in 1955 in favor of 
his son, Robert, '30, PGD. An Episco- 
palian, he has held every church office 
over a period of forty years and has 
been Church School superintendent for 
thirty-five of them. He is active with 
the Masons and Kiwanis International. 

Oldest Alumnus 
Marks 100th Year 

Sewanee's oldest living alumnus — Dr. 
John Bigelow Cummins of Fort Worth, 
Texas, and of the medical class of 1898 — 
celebrated his 100th birthday Novem- 
ber 7. The oldest practicing physician 
in the United States, he was honored 
in New Orleans by the Southern Medi- 
cal Association, that also sent him on 
his first airplane trip to visit relatives 
and his childhood home in Cookeville, 

How did he reach the 100-year mark? 
"I didn't have anything to do with it," 
he comments. "It just slipped up on 
me." He has no plans for retirement, 
once expressing his philosophy as: "Go 
if you feel like it, go if you don't feel 
like it, but keep going." He has done 
just that, still keeping daily 7 a.m. to 
7 p.m. office hours and being available 
for night and Sunday calls. Still de- 
livering babies, he now finds some of 
his first-born with college-aged grand- 
children. Today he boasts "no wig, no 
eyeglasses, no hearing aid, no artificial 
teeth, and no walking cane." He moved 
to Texas with his bride in 1903, but has 
been a widower since the flu epidemic 
of 1917 and now lives alone sans tele- 
vision and radio, which he dislikes. 

Surrounded by friends and relatives, 
he topped off his birthday dinner in 
Cookeville with two pieces of cake and 
a tall glass of lemonade. One of his 
nieces, Miss Mary Cummins, an in- 
structor at Tennessee Polytechnic In- 
stitute, commented: "He comes home 
every ten years. We will look for him 
again ten years from now." 

Dr. Henry H. Niehuss, '02, now in his 
82nd year, is medical director for the 
Southwest Reserve Life Insurance Com- 
pany and city health officer in Long- 
view, Texas. In 1954 he organized and 
was the first president of the Texas 
Geriatric Society and some years ear- 
lier organized the Texas Society of Life 
Insurance Medical Directors. Dr. Nie- 
huss was a member of Sewanee's foot- 
ball team of 1900. 


Edmund Campion Armes, 69, DTD, 
vice-president of Jemison-Seibels, Inc., 
and active in civic and athletic affairs 
of Birmingham, Alabama, for many 
years, died of a heart attack Septem- 
ber 26. He was stricken at his home 
and died shortly after in a hospital. 
That afternoon he had attended the Se- 
wanee -Howard football game. Through 
Jemison-Seibels, Inc., he had been as- 
sociated with the Travelers Insurance 
Company more than forty years. He 
began as a stenographer and while 
studying at Sewanee was appointed 
secretary to Vice-Chancellor Wiggins. 
From 1918-34 he was a Sewanee trus- 
tee from the diocese of Alabama and 
he also represented the alumni in two 
terms on the board. He was president 
of the Class of 1913. From 1936-40, 
when Sewanee was an active member 
of the Southeastern Conference, he was 
a member of the Athletic Board of 
Control. During the 1920's he handled 
all details and arrangements for the 
annual Alabama -Sewanee football game 
in Birmingham, then one of the most 
important sports events in the South. 
At the time of his death he had nearly 
finished writing a history of the Se- 
wanee Tigers. He was a founder of 
the Birmingham Monday Morning 
Quarterback Club. During World War 
II he served as a major in the U. S. 
Army Air Force for three years, most 
of them in the European Theater. Since 
1946 he had been a retired lieutenant 
colonel in the Air Force, and for eigh- 
teen years had been an officer in the 
106th Observation Squadron of the Ala- 
bama National Guard. In Birmingham 
Mr. Armes had been a charter mem- 
ber and once president of the Exchange 
Club, had helped establish the city's 
Community Chest, and had been a 
member of the Episcopal Church of the 
Advent and of several other community 
and national organizations. Survivors 
include his wife and three daughters. 


The Sewanee News 


Thomas Choate Barnwell, SAE, died 
August 21, 1958, at his home in Roslyn 
Heights, New York. He was the son of 
the- late Walter Barnwell, '91, SAE. and 
nephew of Bower W. Barnwell, '07, 
SAE. He played center on Sewanee's 
1313 football team. During World War I 
he was in the Ambulance Service in 
Europe. For many years he was in the 
cordage business as traveling auditor 
for the American Manufacturing Com- 
pany of St. Louis and later was in 
charge of their office at Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia. He is survived by his wife and 
a daughter. 

Robert Lea McGoodwin. PDT. died 
September 29 in Little Rock. Arkansas, 
from injuries sustained when he was 
knocked down by an automobile. He 
was a writer and had been associated 
with the Nebraska Salesbook Company. 

James A. Nelson. PDT, an alumnus 
of the Academy and of the College and 
a member of Sewanee's board of re- 
gents from 1932-35, died June 17, 1957. 
He was associated with the Stockham 
Pipe and Fittings Company in Birming- 
ham, Alabama. 

Reuben S. Parker. SAE. of El Paso, 
Texas, died September 10, 1957. He 
also attended the Academy. He was a 
veteran of World War I and had been 
employed at Fort Bliss, Texas. 


Wiley Allen Bridges, Sr., KS, of 
Nashville, where he had taught at Pea- 
body College, died March 22, 1958. 

The Rev. Arthur H. Styron. ATO, of 
New Milford, Connecticut, died Septem- 
ber 8. He had attended the University 
of North Carolina and General The- 
ological Seminary as well as Sewanee, 
and served the ministry in New York, 
Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. 


James H. Cochran, KA, of Austin, 
Texas, died January 14, 1958. He had 
attended both SMA and the College 
and was a veteran of World War I. 
Survivors include his widow, four chil- 
dren and seven grandchildren. 

Cameron LeBreton Gamsby retired in 
September 1957 and visited the Moun- 
tain early in August. For twenty-five 
years he was with the Boston Gear 
Works, from 1950-55 serving as de- 
fense co-ordinator. For ten years he 
was connected with Montreal and New 
York offices of Renold Chains, Ltd., of 
England. During World War I he 
served with the First Canadian Motor 
Machine Gun Battalion and with the 
Royal Air Force from 1916-22, leaving 
with the rank of major. Shortly after 
becoming a civilian again he married 
in 1923 Deborah Starke. R.N.. who had 
been a Canadian army nurse in France. 
They have a son and a daughter. Ad- 
dress: 1401 Admiral Woodson Lane, 
Clearwater. Fla. 

Col. Lee B. Harr. DTD, is manager 
of the Veterans Administration Center, 
Johnson City. Tennessee. He is an ac- 
tive member of Kiwanis Internationa'., 
the American Legion, Chamber of Com- 
merce, and the Methodist Church. 

Noel E. Paton. ATO, is a new mem- 
ber of the vestry at St. John's Church, 
Fayettevil'.e. North Carolina. 

Frank, Sr., Frank. Jr., and Jimmy 

The Gillespies — Expanding Trio 

The Gillespie men — father and two 
sons — figured prominently (whole pages 
in city newspapers) in San Antonio 
last August. The occasion was the 
opening of the "Thunderbird Plaza" as 
the new home of the Gillespie Motor 
Company. San Antonio's mayor cut 
the ribbon on the new plant that cov- 
ers five and a half acres, contains 54,000 
square feet of enclosed space, seventy- 
eight production work stalls, three 
drive-in entrances to the service de- 
partment, and the largest parts inven- 
tory of any Ford dealer in the area. In 
a telegram Henry Ford, III, said: "The 
growth of your business reflects the 
dynamic growth of San Antonio, and 
is a tribute to your enterprising lead- 
ership and spirit." 

The first car Frank M. Gillespie, Sr., 
'11, PDT, ever sold was a 1918 Model 
T runabout. His business life almost 
parallels that of the automobile itself. 
He first became associated with a Ford 
agency in San Antonio after his dis- 
charge from the Army in 1918, starting 
as a salesman and becoming sales man- 

ager in less than two years. In 1925 he 
and a partner bought out the firm and 
increasing business brought a series of 
new locations and buildings. When his 
partner, Ed Herpel, died in 1948, the 
firm became Gillespie Motor Company. 

Gillespie Ford began with thirty-five 
employees and today has over 150. "I 
used to know everyone's name," Gil- 
lespie comments, adding almost apolo- 
getically, "now I have to ask some- 

Both sons, Frank Gillespie, Jr., '38, 
PDT, and James V. Gillespie, '41, PDT. 
grew up with their father's business, 
working in the parts department in their 
teens and then being taken in the firm 
as partners after serving in World War 

Gillespie, Sr., also has time to be 
active in church work, serving as senior 
warden of St. Mark's Church, to chair- 
man the Good Government League, 
and to be a Sewanee trustee from the 
diocese of West Texas and an area 
chairman for Sewanee's Church Sup- 
port program. 


Dr. John C. Chipman, DTD, profes- 
sor of metallurgy at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, will take office 
as president of the Metallurgical So- 
ciety of the American Institute of Min- 
ing, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engi- 
neers for one year in February. 

Thomas L. Lewis. 60, SAE, who had 
spent nearly forty years in the securi- 
ties business in Greenville, South Caro- 
lina, died in October. After serving in 
the Navy in World War I. he went into 
the securities field and had been associ- 
ated with a number of investment firms. 
He was a member of an old and promi- 
nent Greenville family and at the time 
of his death was living in Lewis Vil- 
lage, named for his family. 

The Rev. Charles L. Widney. ATO, 
became assistant rector of St. Philip's 
Church in Charleston, South Carolina, 
on November 1. He was formerly as- 
sistant to the Episcopal archdeacon of 

Maurice G. Cummincs. KA, was 
named vice-president of the new board 
of directors of the National Supply 

Company, Middletown, Ohio, after its 
merger last spring to become a sub- 
sidiary of Armco Steel Corporation. 
Cummings joined National Supply in 
1340 as vice-president of its Texas di- 

Dr. H. Fraser Johnstone. SN, pro- 
fessor of chemical engineering at the 
University of Illinois, is a scientific 
consultant specializing on controlling 
oxides of sulphur for the Air Pollution 
Control District for the County of Los 

B. Allston Moore, SAE, has been re- 
elected for his third term as president 
of the South Carolina Historical So- 
ciety. The Charleston attorney formerly 
served on the Sewanee board of trus- 
tees. Berkeley Grimbail. '43, ATO, is 
a vice-president of the society. 

John W. Ramsay, PGD. a past presi- 
dent of the Memphis Cotton Exchange, 
directed the cotton division of the Shel- 
by United Neighbors campaign in Oc- 


James R. Brumby. SAE, last July re- 
signed as general manager of the Mi- 
ami News to establish an industrial and 
business consulting firm in Miami. 

November) Nineteen Fifty-Eight 


John E. Woodley. 56, KS, died Octo- 
ber 2 in a Shreveport, Louisiana, hos- 
pital after a brief illness. A lifelong 
resident of Shreveport, he had been as- 
sociated with the Equitable Life As- 
surance Society and for many years was 
active with his father in the Woodley 
Oil Company. Survivors include his 
wife and one son. 


Edward Clark Benedict is now chief 
counselor of Polk County, Florida, his 
work dealing with welfare and delin- 
quency. Address: 480 South Oak Ave- 
nue, Bartow, Fla. 

Thomas R. Waring, ATO, editor of 
the Charleston News and Courier, ap- 
peared on Canadian television Septem- 
ber 18. A panel of three — a former 
member of the Canadian Parliament, an 
Ottawa journalist, and a Yale professor, 
all upholders of compulsory race in- 
tegration in the South — questioned him 
as Waring attempted to explain South- 
ern attitudes and defend reasons for 
favoring separate public schools. The 
program is being rebroadcast in South- 
ern cities as a public service. 

The Nelson Barr (ATO) family 
moved to Cairo, Egypt, last August. Mr. 
Barr, formerly associated with the TVA, 
has been "borrowed" by the UN to 
assist in governmental projects abroad. 

Chester C. Chattin, PGD, of Win- 
chester, Tennessee, former state attor- 
ney general, was sworn in this month 
as the new judge of the 18th judicial 
circuit, having been appointed by Gov- 
ernor Clement. He has served the State 
of Tennessee in various capacities for 
the past twenty years. 

The Rev. Richard L. Sturgis, SN, rec- 
tor of St. Francis' Church, Greenville, 
South Carolina, will soon have a per- 
manent home for his church, that at 
various times has used the home of a 
member, an empty house, an elemen- 
tary school, and now a large residence. 
The church has acquired a 6.65-acre 
tract of land and a new building will 
be erected. The church was first or- 
ganized in the summer of 1956 and its 
first clergyman was the Rev. John 
Pinckney, '31. Sturgis has also been 
elected grand chaplain of Sigma Nu fra- 


Dr. Henry Clay Robertson, Jr., PDT 
last spring was elected president of the 
Charleston, South Carolina, Rotary 

Jack W. Sayles, PGD, has announced 
a new law partnership to be known as 
Sayles and Ford, with offices in the 
Windsor Hotel, Abilene, Texas. 

Robert W. Thomas, SN, is mayor of 
Ridgeway, South Carolina, his native 
city, where he is also president of the 
Thomas Company and a director of the 
Bank of Ridgeway. He is a former 
chairman of the Fairfield County board 
of education. 

Dr. L. Spires Whitaker, DTD, has 
been appointed medical director of Pine 
Breeze Sanitorium in Chattanooga. He 
was chief of staff there from 1954 
through 1957. The new responsibility is 
in addition to his regular practice. He 
has studied thoracic surgery in Paris, 

Hamilton Flies 

George W. Wallace, Jr., '28, DTD, right, 
checks with Campaign Director W. 
Porter Ware, '26, during a fall visit to 
Sewanee to learn how the Class of 1928 
is progressing in raising funds for the 
marble chancel floor in All Saints' 
Chapel. Wallace sent a Centennial me- 
dallion to each donor. 

London, and at the University of Michi- 


Edward B. Crosland, KS, was elected 
vice-president of the American Tele- 
phone and Telegraph Company last 
August. He was general attorney for 
Southern Bell when he joined the staff 
of A.T.&T. in 1952. He resides in Short 
Hills, New Jersey. 

Thomas L. Peacock, PDT, visited the 
campus in September while traveling 
for the Wilson Packing Company, Ok- 
lahoma City. 

Shiel Strong last spring purchased a 
Factory Outlet Store in Tullahoma, 

William M. Weaver, Jr., PKP, of 
Courtland, Alabama, died in February, 
1957. He had served with the U. S. 
Army Engineers in World War II and 
had been an instructor with the Vet- 
erans' Administration Institute. He is 
survived by his wife, a son, and two 


Edwin I. Hatch, ATO, of Birming- 
ham has been made an executive vice- 
president and member of the board of 
directors of the Alabama Power Com- 
pany. He has handled legal and cor- 
porate affairs of the company the past 
nineteen years. 

The Rev. Joseph L. Kellermann, KS, 
has resigned as rector of the Church of 
the Holy Comforter, Charlotte, North 
Carolina, to become director of the new 
Charlotte Alcoholism Information and 
Education Center. Long interested in 
this field, he has attended and later 
served on the staff of the Yale Summer 
School of Alcohol Studies, and has been 
board chairman of Charlotte's Mental 
Health Clinic. 


Dudley C. Fort, Sr., PDT, and T. G. 
Linthicum, '23, PGD, both of Atlanta, 
are president and secretary-treasurer, 
respectively, of the Georgia Society of 
the Sons of the American Revolution. 

To Work 

Flying to work is what James L. 
("Tarz") Hamilton, '20, does and in so 
doing he is somewhat pioneering a new 
trend. A recent issue of Air Facts 
magazine, edited by Leighton Collins, 
'23, DTD (who visited Sewanee early in 
October), comments: "What the auto- 
mobile has done to main street with 
suburban shopping centers, the air- 
plane is fixing to do to the entire ur- 
ban concept. After all, today there is 
no reason for a person who is not 
doing a local business to be officing in 
the middle of any town. These days he 
can have the telephone and fast mail 
anywhere. . . . The City Fathers who 
are so harassed with making airports 
pay their way, instead of thinking 
about pay toilets and popcorn machines, 
should be thinking about the need of 
office space on airports." 

Hamilton, whose Flying H Farm near 
Charlotte, North Carolina, houses hangar 
and strip for his wife's Tri-Pacer and 
his own multi-engine Apache, believes 
in working and living close to his 
plane. As president of the J. L. Ham- 
ilton Engineering Company, he is a 
heavy power plant contractor and no 
one looks for him in downtown Char- 
lotte. He plans to build an office by 
his hangar, thus making matters more 
efficient all around. 

Hamilton, who studied at the U. S. 
Naval Academy and received his M.E. 
degree from Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology after leaving Sewanee, is 
also senior warden of Charlotte's Christ 
Church and chairman of the building 
committee. He is a Mason and past 
commander of his American Legion 
post and present chairman of the area's 
Civil Service Commission. With the Air 
Force in World War II he flew B-29's 
in the Pacific and received the Distin- 
guished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart, 
and a Presidential Citation. Wife Betty 
is also a veteran flyer and tends to the 
mowing of the airfield on their farm. 


Born: A daughter to John C. Eby, 
PKP, on February 19, 1958, in Monroe, 
Louisiana, where her father is owner 
of a hardware and furniture shop. She 
has a sister now graduated from high 
school and a brother in junior high. 
New address: 2310 Marie Place, Mon- 
roe, La. 

The Rev. Charles H. Gibboney is 
pastor of the Reed Memorial Presby- 
terian Church attended by President 
Eisenhower when he visits Augusta, 

The Rev. Edward H. Harrison, SAE, 
is now rector of St. Andrew's Church, 
Jackson, Mississippi. He formerly was 
with the Department of Christian Edu- 
cation of the diocese of Ohio. New ad- 
dress: 353'6 Hawthorne Drive, Jackson 

Theodore Mack, PDT, who has had 
more than ten years of experience as 
a special insurance agent and under- 
writer, has been appointed superinten- 
dent of bonds at the Chicago office for 
American Surety. 


The Sewanee News 

The Rev. Willis M. Rosenthal, PKP. 
last spring became rector of St. Luke's 
Church, Grant's Pass, Oregon, some 220 
miles south of his former parish in 

The Ven. Fred G. Yerkes, Jr., arch- 
deacon in Florida, spent the summer 
at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, where 
he studied 17th Century literature and 
did some sight-seeing. 

Thomas E. Haile. SAE, visited Se- 
wanee in September. He is now secre- 
tary and traffic manager of the Grow- 
ers and Shippers League of Florida. 
Address: 45 West Central Ave., Orlan- 
do. Fla. 


JAMES H. Tabor. DTD. last spring was 
appointed president of the Honolulu 
Irrn Works Company, a firm he joined 
in 1957 after fifteen years with the Ha- 
waiian Pineapple Company. Prior to 
that he practiced law in Honolulu. 

Nicholas H. Wheless, Jr.. SAE, ac- 
tive in oil exploration and develop- 
ment in the Shreveport, Louisiana, area 
lor several years, is chairman of the 
national transportation committee of the 
American Association of Oilwell Drill- 
ing Contractors. 


Alexander Guerry, Jr.. SAE, was 
elected president of the Chattanooga 
Rotary Club last summer. Also during 
the summer he was awarded the Ja- 
cobs Trophy (a large sterling bowl) by 
the Southern Lawn Tennis Association 
for "having made the greatest contri- 
bution to Southern tennis" during the 
past year. Guerry has been president 
and a member of the board of directors 
of the association. 

Married: Edwin H. Reeves. SN. to 
Mary Tabitha Johnson on September 
13 in Memphis. She is director of 
nursing in the City of Memphis hos- 
pitals and he is manager of the South- 
ern Adjustment Company in Memphis. 

Dr. John R. Welsh. KS, of the Eng- 
lish faculty of the University of South 
Carolina last year shared with another 
professor the Russell Award for Dis- 
tinguished Teaching. Dr. Welsh is also 
a member of the board of directors of 
the university's newly organized edu- 
cational foundation, which is concern- 
ing itself with a long-range program of 
private fund raising. 

Maj. Jack Whitley. PDT, went to 
Thule. Greenland, last winter for a 
year's duty. His family are in Midwest 
City. Oklahoma, while he is overseas. 

The Rev. Canon Edward Benjamin- 
Ferguson, GST. director of Christian 
social relations for the diocese of Cali- 
fornia, was killed in an automobile ac- 
cident October 29 near Vallejo, Cali- 
fornia, when he lost control of his car 
while on a duck hunting trip. Before 
assuming his last post in 1955. he had 
been canon almoner in the diocese of 
Dallas and earlier had served parishes 
in North Carolina, New York, and Ten- 

Born: Deborah Diane, daughter of 
John H. Duncan. ATO, on September 
15 in New York Citv. 


The Rev. Keith M. Bardin, KA. re- 
cently became rector of St. James' 
Church, Houston. His former church 
was in Orange, Texas. 

William C. Coleman, SAE, has be- 
come a vice-president in the Charles- 
ton offices of the South Carolina Na- 
tional Bank's loan department. Since 
1947 he had served in various capaci- 
ties with the Citizens and Southern 
National Bank in South Carolina. He 
holds an MBA. degree from Harvard. 

Lt. Col. E p h r a i m Kirby-Smith, 
USMC, ATO, is in command of the Re- 
connaissance Battalion in Camp Le- 
Jeune, North Carolina. 

Louis R. Lawson. Jr., DTD, has been 
appointed eastern district manager of 
Kraft paper sales for the West Virginia 
Pulp and Paper Company. His territory 
extends from New England to Florida, 
with headquarters in New York. He has 
been with the firm twelve years, be- 
ginning as a research chemist. Since 
January he has co-ordinated the mar- 
keting program for a new product, Clu- 
pak stretchable paper, introducing it in 
England, Germany, Belgium, Holland, 
Italy, Switzerland, and South Africa. 

Dr. Frederic R. Morton, DTD, is now 
assistant professor of Spanish and di- 
rector of the Language Laboratory at 
the University of Michigan, after serv- 
ing in the same capacity at the Univer- 
sity of California. Riverside, since 1955. 
Dr. Morton was affiliated with the U. S. 
Information Service in Mexico and 
Chile from 1947-51. He received his 
Ph.D. degree from Harvard last March. 
Address: 702 Sunset Road, Ann Arbor. 


Robert F. Bartuscii. N2, is the new 
assistant general manager of radio sta- 
tion WLOK in Memphis. 

Lewis H. Curtis. '46, DTD. is fulfilling 
his life-long ambition to live in the 
West — "in California ivhere the weath- 
er is mild, the scenery beautiful and 
the opportunities great." In October he 
left his job as vice-president in charge 
of sales, advertising, and sales promo- 
tion with the Tennessee Fabricating 
Company. Memphis, with which he had 
been affiliated since 1953. Address: 130 
Wilde Avenue, San Francisco. 

Greene Comments 

On New State 

The Rev. Robert Greene, '46, SN, ;.: 
St. Timothy's Mission, Tanacross, Alas- 
ka, feels Alaskan statehood means a re- 
evaluation of the role of the Episcopal 
Church there. 

"Historically our Church was amonn 
the first in Alaska . . . and the very 
fact of our early establishment . . . 
means that we have large continuing 
needs which must be met while late- 
coming denominations and 'independ- 
ents' can afford to open new work with 
considerable ease. I hope and pray that 
our Church leaders will be alert to this 
new challenge and that we can meet 
it." he writes. "The time is here when 
we must think of our work among the 
Indian and Eskimo peoples as some- 
thing more than a chaplaincy to an un- 
fortunate minority. . . . Perhaps the 
greatest mistake I made as a mission- 
ary here in Tanacross was that I 
thought of myself as a 'missionary.' " 

Greene adjusted his thinking and got 
rid of the time honored "mission bar- 
rels," got new vestments for the choir 
and acolytes, replaced worn and old 
church appointments with memorials 
bought by members of St. Timothy's, 
trained layreaders, and instituted a 
pledge system with weekly envelopes 
that jumped the annual offering from 
$250 to more than $1,000. A newly in- 
stituted Bishop's Committee has taken 
over most of the mission's operating 
responsibility and Greene hopes in time 
to "work myself out of a job." The pro- 
posed Native Training Center is mov- 
ing toward concrete plans and, with 
sufficient funds from interested Church 
people, will open in the fall of 1959. 

Finances are always a problem, he 
adds. "Our income this year has been 
about $1,800 toward a $5,000 operating 
budget." Greene expects to begin a 
year's furlough next spring and give 
personal thanks to those who have 
helped the Church in Tanacross. 

Dr. William Boddie Rogers Beasley. 
DTD, who served from 1951-54 in the 
Liberian mission field, is now studying 
at the London School of Tropical Di- 
seases on a Fulbright fellowship. Last 
summer he was honored for outstand- 
ing devotion to his church and untiring 
service to his fellow men by business- 
men of Leslie County. Kentucky, where 
he had been medical director for the 
Frontier Nursing Service since 1956. 

Joseph A. Brake. N2, recently be- 
came plant manager of the Columbia 
Hydrocarbon Corporation, a new chem- 
ical plant at Siloam, Kentucky. He has 
full charge of the company's ethylene 
development. He was formerly associ- 
ated with the Texas Eastman Company. 
Longview. Texas. 

Berkeley Grimball. ATO. headmaster 
since 1948 of the Gaud School for Boys. 
Charleston. South Carolina, had a busy 
day October 25 celebrating the school's 
fiftiLth anniversary. The preparatory 
school now has more than 100 pupils 
and classes are limited to a maximum 
of twenty. The school is particularly 

November, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 


proud of the scholastic records made 
by its pupils after they go elsewhere 
to complete their education. 

The Rev. Ogden R. Ludlow is now 
vicar-in-charge of St. Mark's Church, 
New Milford, and Christ Church, Sus- 
quehanna, Pennsylvania. His theologi- 
cal training at Virginia Seminary was 
interrupted by military service and af- 
ter his discharge he entered secular 
employment. In 1951, then 32 years 
old, he applied to the bishop of South- 
ern Ohio far permission to study un- 
der the examining chaplains. He was 
ordained to the diaconate in 1956 and 
to the priesthood last year. During his 
training he served as lay reader and 
assistant at several Ohio churches. 

E. Grenville Seibels, II, SAE, has 
been named executive vice-president 
and general manager of Columbia 
Films, Inc., a firm that makes color and 
black and white films for television 
commercials, documentaries, sales train- 
ing, safety, and many other uses. Sei- 
bels, who lives in Columbia, South 
Carolina, has had several years' ex- 
perience as a journalist and more re- 
cently was news director of Columbia's 
station WIS-TV. 


The Rev. Laurence B. Hicks last Au- 
gust accepted the pastorate of Chatta- 
nooga's First Church of the Nazarene, 
which he had served from 1949-51, be- 
fore going to churches in Ashland, 
Kentucky, and Orlando, Florida. He, 
Mrs. Hicks, and their four daughters 
reside at the church parsonage, 1700 
East 14th Street. 

Elmer C. Rhoden, Jr., is president of 
Commonwealth Theaters, a midwestern 
chain of 102 houses, specializing in 
"teen-age pictures," denned by him as 
"rock'n'roll, drag races, horror stories, 
that sort of thing." Last year when the 
supply was short of his needs, he filmed 
two pictures himself and sold them to 
Hollywood, The Delinquents to United 
Artists, and The Cool and the Crazy to 
American International. He was fea- 
tured in Time for March 3. 

Married: Clarence C. Wiley, Jr., 
SAE, to Anne Bowie Maring of Troy, 
Alabama, in September. The past three 
years she has been assistant dean of 
women at Meredith College, Raleigh, 
North Carolina. 


The Rev. Eric S. Greenwood was hon- 
ored last April by his congregation on 
his tenth anniversary as rector of the 
Church of the Holy Communion in 
Memphis. The vestry presented him a 
wrist watch and cited his accomplish- 
ments during the last decade — chair- 
man of Tennessee's departments of col- 
lege work and Christian social rela- 
tions, General Convention deputy, di- 
rector of the Sewanee Summer Train- 
ing School, member of the Standing 
Committee, the Bishop and Council, 
and of the boards of family and youth 


Edward L. Davis, PGD, is president 
of the Hi-Jac Company of Ft. Payne, 
Alabama, the world's largest producer 
of coasters for drinking glasses. 


Gus L. Baker, prominent Nashville 
artist whose work is becoming more 
and more widely known and admired, 
prepared designs for over eighty stained 
glass m e da 1 1 i o n s in the recently 
dedicated Thomas W. Phillips Memori- 
al Building in Nashville. The $1,000,000 
building provides permanent headquar- 
ters for the Disciples of Christ His- 
torical Society. 

The Rev. John C. Ball, ATO, who 
received his B.D. degree in June and 
was ordained June 12, is now minister- 
in-charge of St. Alban's Church, Black- 
ville, South Carolina. 

Neely Grant, Jr., SAE, of Memphis 
had a book of poems published early 
in 1957 entitled Mississippi From a Pic- 
ture Window. Publisher is Dorrance 
and Company of Philadelphia. 

R. Bland McQ. Mitchell, PDT, and 
family (two daughters) have returned 
to Curacao where he is again affiliated 
with Radio Caribe. Address: Caracas- 
baaiweg 356, Curacao, Netherlands An- 

The Rev. Conrad W. Myrick at St. 
Andrew's Seminary in Manila wrote 
last spring that the seminary had been 
extended a third and was then full 
with sixty students and the addition of 
a new faculty member and tutor to the 
staff. The new hospital was nearly 65 
percent complete and "we hope to have 
a new cathedral within the year to re- 
place the bombed one which was a to- 
tal casualty of the last war." 


James T. Beavers, assistant forester 
of the University of Tennessee Agri- 
cultural Experiment Station, has as- 
sumed new duties as director of for- 
estry at Ames Plantation, Grand Junc- 
tion, in West Tennessee. 

Born: Christine Noble, daughter of 
James F. Govan, on February 9, 1958, 
in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where her 
father works in the University of Ala- 
bama library. 

Charles E. Johnson, Jr., KS, re- 
ceived his Ph.D. degree in English from 
Duke University in June. He teaches 
English at Tulane University and So- 
phie Newcombe College. 

Dr. Fred N. Mitchell has opened an 
office for the practice of pediatrics and 
pediatric cardiology in Charlotte, North 
Carolina. Address: 229 North Torrence 

Sanford K. Towart attended the 
Cornell School of Hotel Administration 
last summer on a scholarship awarded 
by the Hilton Hotels. Since 1951 he 
has been on the staff of the Washing- 
ton Statler Hilton. 


Born: G. Dewey, III, son of G. Dewey 
Arnold, Jr., DTD, on April 25, 1958, in 
Mexico, where his father is affiliated 
with Price, Waterhouse and Company. 
Father writes: "You may enter an ap- 
plication in his name for 1976 for the 
class of '80. If he doesn't go to Se- 
wanee I'll break his neck." Address: 
Apartado 7438, Mexico D. F. 

The Rev. Ray H. Averett, ATO, is 
now rector of St. George's Church, 
Griffin, Georgia, after serving six years 

at St. James' Church, Eufaula, Ala- 

Born: Robert Atlee, son of Robert 
M. Ayres, Jr., SAE, on July 12, 1958, 
in San Antonio, Texas. 

John W. Caldwell, DTD, on the fac- 
ulty at the University of Louisville, 
last summer was assistant director of 
"The Confederacy," an outdoor drama 
presented in Virginia. Caldwell au- 
thored "Florida Aflame" and directed 
"The Founders" for the Jamestown 
Festival. He is also author of "The 
Banks of Jordan," saga of Sam Davis, 
Tennessee war hero, and will direct it 
next year as a new outdoor produc- 

Matlack Crane is still studying at 
the Peabody Conservatory Prepara- 
tory Department and is working nights 
with the Social Security Administra- 
tion. Address: 2606 Talbot Road, Bal- 
timore 16, Md. 

Richard Earl Gathings, BTP, and 
family are now in North Africa, where 
he is a supervisor with the United Geo- 
physical Company, S. A., Box 268, Trip- 
oli, Libya, North Africa. 

Born: Georgiana, daughter of James 
R. Helms, Jr., SN, on August 11, 1958, 
in Arcadia, California, where her father 
practices law. 

Born: Mary Lawrence, daughter of 
the Rev. William L. Hicks, SN, on Sep- 
tember 26 in Lancaster, South Caro- 
lina, where her father is rector of 
Christ Church. 

Born: Phillip Robert, son of Dr. 
Ronald F. Howell, DTD, on Septem- 
ber 30 in Atlanta, where his father has 
been promoted from assistant to as- 
sociate professor of political science at 
Emory University. Dr. Howell recently 
returned from a research trip to Eu- 
rope made under the auspices of the 
American Philosophical Society and the 
Emory University Research Council. A 
chapter by him, "Education for the Un- 
common Man," in which he mentions 
Sewanee several times, appears in The 
Lasting South, edited by Rubin and 
Kilpatrick, 1957, and published by Hen- 
ry Regnery Company, Chicago. 

The Rev. John R. Lodge, KS, with 
his wife and four children, has gone to 
Alaska, where he is in charge of the 
mission at Wrangell. 

Thomas W. Mullikin, ATO, received 
his Ph.D. degree from Harvard Uni- 
versity in June. He is now employed 
with the Rand Corporation, Santa 
Monica, California. 

LCDR. Robert C. Thweatt, PDT, is 
now on a two-year tour of Navy duty 
in the Philippines at Sangley Point 
across the bay from Manila. Mrs. 
Thweatt, daughter of Bishop R. Bland 
Mitchell, '08, PDT, and family recently 
joined him. Address: Staff, ComNav- 
Phil, Navy 961, FPO, San Francisco. 


Born: John, son of W. Alan Babin, 
KS, in August 1957 in Memphis. The 
newcomer has two sisters, Virginia, 6%, 
and Ruth Anne, 4%. 

Born: Robert Ellis, son of the Rev. 
Fred J. Bush on August 21, 1958, in 
Jackson, Mississippi, where his father 
is rector of St. James' Church. 


The Sewanee News 

Alexander K. Dearborn. Ill, PDT, has 
been a full-time math instructor for 
the sixth grade a t The Kinkaid School, 
Houston, Texas, since September 1956. 
Next year he will receive his master's 
degree in administrative education from 
the University of Houston. He and his 
wife, the foimer Joan R. Erickson of 
Minneapolis, have two young daugh- 
ters, Mary Patton, 4, and Joan Ruth, 2. 
Address: 3700 Montrose Blvd., Houston 

Born: A son to the Rev. Harland M. 
Irvin. Jr., PGD, in April 1957 in San 
Antonio. Texas, where his father is as- 
sistant rector of St. Luke's Church. 

Anson Mount, director of Playboy 
magazine's college bureau, was the 
guest of the Sewanee German Club at 
the November 1 Homecoming Dance, 
which used "Playboy" as a decorative 

Leonard B. Murphy is teaching Ger- 
man this year at Ensley High School 
in Birmingham. 

Born: Sarah Rebecca, daughter of 
John D. Spancler. KA, on April 17, 
1958, in Washington, D. C. 


The Rev. Allen Bartlett, Jr., ATO, is 
now in charge of St. James' Mission 
in Alexander City, and of St. Barnabas' 
Mission, Roanoke, Alabama. 

Joe B. Hall. ATO, is coaching bas- 
ketball at St. Regis College, Denver, 
Colorado, heading the junior team and 
assisting with the varsity. 

The Rev. R. Alan McMillan is now 
chaplain of Tyson House, Episcopal stu- 
dent center at the University of Ten- 
nessee. He returns to familiar ground 
in Knoxville, where he was curate ot 
St. John's Church from 1951-53. 

Jack P. Pace. DTD, last summer was 
elected commander of the American 
Legion post in Greeneville, Tennessee. 


Married: William Kirkland Bruce, 
PDT, to Maria Anne Morgan on No- 
vember 8 in La Grange, Texas. 

Edward E. H. Devany of Norfolk is 
becoming one of Virginia's most prom- 
ising young theater talents. Last sea- 
son he was stage manager of the out- 
door production of Paul Green's "The 
Confederacy," given at Virginia Beach. 
Devany's experience includes five years 
as a TV producer-director in the Nor- 
folk area, two years as staff stage man- 
ager with the Virginia Museum of Fine 
Arts, directing with the Norfolk The- 
ater Guild, and stage managing with 
Virginia Beach's Theater-Go-Round. 
During academic-year months he is in- 
structor of directing and staging in the 
television division of the School of Ra- 
dio Technique in New York. Enrolled 
at both the Yale Drama School and 
Columbia University's New School for 
Social Research. Devany is also assist- 
ant editor of "New Voices," an an- 
thology of young writers' works. 

Married: The Rev. M. Dewey Gable. 
Jr.. to Anne Frances Howard of Ox- 
ford, England, this fall in Oxford, where 
he did graduate work in liturgies last 
year. He is now rector of St. Thomas' 
Church, Columbus, Georgia. 

Richard W. Gillett. PGD, will be a 
theological student the next two years. 
Address: Harvard Divinity School, 45 
Francis Avenue, Cambridge 38, Mass. 

Wayne Jervis, Jr., '50, PDT, is now mar- 
keting supervisor of Leo Burnett Com- 
pany, Inc., near Chicago. He is also 
working toward a master's degree in 
business administration at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago. Before joining Burnett, 
Jervis worked for Time, Inc., in New 
York and with the Chicago office of 
McCa>in-Erickson advertising agency. 

The Rev. John R. McGrory, Jr., is 
on active duty as a chaplain with the 
Air Force assigned to the 3320 Tech- 
nical Training Wing, Amarillo, Texas. 
Address: 2102 Julian Blvd., Apt. 85, 

Irvine Phinizy, Jr., SN, of Augusta, 
Georgia, died in July 1958. 

The Rev. Milton A. Rohane received 
an M.A. degree in history from the 
University of New Mexico last June. 


Married: Samuel H. Bennett, SN, to 
Eleanor Robinson LaVielle on Novem- 
ber 1 in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Born: Edith Maryan, daughter of J. 
Jefferson Brown, ATO, on July 31, 

The Rev. Edwin C. Coleman in Sep- 
tember became rector of St. John's 
Church, College Park, Georgia. He was 
formerly in Pineville, Louisiana. 

Bom: A daughter to the Rev. Ken- 
neth Donald on July 4, 1958, in Black 
Mountain, North Carolina, where her 
father is rector of St. James' Church. 

James A. Elam. III. SAE, received his 
B.S. degree in electrical engineering 
from Purdue University in June and 
is now working toward his master's 
degree in industrial management. 

John J. Hooker, Jr., PDT, directed 
the intensive program of legal research 
which resulted in the impeachment and 
conviction of a Chattanooga judge by 
the Senate of Tennessee. 

The Rev. Floyd C. Medford. Jr., re- 
ceived his Ph.D. degree from the Uni- 
versity of Texas in June. His doctoral 
dissertation was a study of theories of 
divine poetry in 18th Century litera- 
ture. Dr. Medford is at St. Ambrose's 
Church. Claremont, California. 

Dr. Andrew Michael Pardue, ATO, 
is stationed at the Naval School oi 
Aviation Medicine at Pensacola, Flori- 

The Rev. Georce R. Peters became 
rector of St. Paul's Parish, Monroe, 
North Carolina, October 1. He formerly 
was in Galax, Virginia. 

Tiioburn Tagcart, Jr., BTP, received 
a master of i.rts degree from Peabody 
Col'ege on August 15. 

Married: Donald Henry Van Lenten. 
PGD, to Gertrude Ann Crossin on Au- 
gust 23, 1958, in Arlington, New Jersey. 
The bride, a graduate of the College of 
St. Elizabeth, is an assistant pharma- 
cologist with the Schering Corporation, 
Bloomfield, and he is an editor with 
H. T. Dickenson and Company, New 
York City. Address: 204 Berkely Ave- 
nue, Bloomfield, N. J. 

Born: James Dixon, son of John A 
Witherspoon, Jr.. PDT, on September 
27 in Nashville, where his father is 
executive assistant with the Gale-Smitn 
insurance firm. 


Born: A daughter to Brook Brantlv. 
ATO, on August 27, 1958, in Chatta- 

The Rev. John T. Broome. BTP, who 
was graduated from Virginia Seminary 
in June and ordained to the diaconate 
last August, is deacon-in-charge of St. 
James' Church, Belhaven, and St. Ma- 
ry's Church, Yeatesville, North Caro- 

Charles T. Fike, ATO, recently joined 
the staff of the Mathematics Panel of 
the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 
operated by Union Carbide Corporation 
for the U. S. Atomic Energy Commis- 
sion. Address: 244 Cambridge Hall. 
Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

The Rev. John Marshall Frye in 
September became curate of St. John's 
Church, Fort Worth, Texas. He was 
formerly chaplain at St. Mark's School, 

Robert N. Hall is teaching speech 
and working on theater productions at 
Westminster College, New Wilmington, 

George Lyon, Jr., ATO, is now a reg- 
istered representative with Powell and 
Company, dealers in investment securi- 
ties, Fayetteville, North Carolina. 

Born: Laura Freeman, daughter of 
the Rev. Alfred Mead on August 10, 
1£58, in Augusta, Georgia, where her 
father is rector of St. Alban's Church. 

Walter E. Nance. SN, received his 
medical degree from Harvard Univer- 
sity in June and was given the first 
place Boylston Medical Society Award 
"for excellence in medical disserta- 
tions." He is interning at Vanderbilt 

Robert A. Rowland. ATO, was re- 
cently named one of three new assist- 
ants to Texas Attorney General Will 
Wilson. Rowland was graduated last 
summer from the University of Texas 
law school. 


Born: Sara Ashford, daughter of the 
Rev. Sam A. Boney. PDT. on Septem- 
ber 27 in Brownsville. Tennessee, where 
her father is in charge of Christ Church. 

Robert B. Fostek, Jr., DTD, received 
an M.S. degree in physics from the 
University of New Mexico last June. 

November, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 


Married: Douglas L. Heinsohn, SN. 
to Senorita Maria de la Paloma Fleta 
of Madrid, Spain, on October 16 at 
Trinity Episcopal Church, Gatlinburg, 
Tennessee. The rector, the Rev. Paul 
S. Walker, '50, PGD, officiated, and the 
bride was given in marriage by Se- 
wanee's Spanish professor emeritus 
William W. Lewis, '04, DTD. The bride's 
father, the late operatic tenor Don Mi- 
guel Fleta, made a Metropolitan Opera 
debut in 1923 and sang there for four 
seasons. Doug met his future wife in 
Madrid, after having visited her uncle 
and aunt at their estate in Salamanca 
while he was taking graduate work at 
the university there. Since 1952 she 
and her sister have toured Europe. 
South America and Persia giving a 
series of South American and Spanish 
folk song concerts. The Heinsohns are 
at home at 1523 Hillwood Drive, Knox- 
ville, where he teaches Spanish at the 
University of Tennessee. 


Married: Bert Allen Anglea, SAE, 
to Patsy Johnson on September 19 in 
Portland, Tennessee, where he is teach- 
ing high school and she is employed 
by TVA. 

William R Boling, SN, has com- 
pleted graduate work in business ad- 
ministration at Columbia University, 
where he was elected to Beta Gamma 
Sigma, scholastic honor society in that 
field. He was ready to fly to Sewanee 
for Commencement and was at the 
airport in Newport News, Virginia, with 
ticket in hand when last-minute sched- 
ule upsets forced him to cancel the 
trip. In July he left for six months in 
the Army, starting in Columbia, South 

The Rev. Larry Davis is with the 
New York Youth Board working with 
teen-age street gangs. He received his 
bachelor of sacred theology degree 
from the Philadelphia Divinity School 
last May. Address: 170 East Third 
Street, New York 9, N. Y. 

Stephen D. Green, ATO, is currently 
in the Air Force at Goose Bay, Labra- 
dor. Friends should write him at his 
new home address: 548 Ridge Ave., 
Lawrenceburg, Ind. 

Joseph R. Jones, II, has been study- 
ing at the University of San Marcos, 
Lima, Peru, the oldest college in the 
Western Hemisphere, and at present is 
traveling through South America. He 
taught Spanish at Sewanee last year. 

Born: Marta Elaine, daughter of 
Peter James Knapp, DTD, on Septem- 
ber 4 in Gainesville, Georgia. 

A /3c John A. Lever will be stationed 
in Wiesbaden, Germany, until 1961. Ad- 
dress: AF 17501446, 7260th Support Sq., 
APO 633, New York, N. Y. 

Lt. (j.g.) William M. Phillips, PDT, 
has been assigned to duty at Ft. Mc- 
Clellan, Alabama, after a year at Pearl 
Harbor. He graduated from Vander- 
bilt in Naval ROTC. 

Married: George Henry Quarterman, 
Jr., PGD, to Ruby Schaulis on August 
19, 1958, in Clay Center, Kansas. He 
is in his last year at the Church Di- 
vinity School of the Pacific in Cali- 

Carroll J. Savage, SN, of Camden, 
South Carolina, in August was the 

Second Lt. Jaynes A. Greene, III, '55, 
PDT, was killed October 7 at Naha Air 
Base. Okinawa, during target practice 
when a defective shell exploded. He 
would have been released from the 
Air Force two weeks later. Before en- 
tering the service he was a project en- 
gineer with the American Telephone & 
Telegraph Company, White Plains, New 
York. His wife Sally and their small 
daughter survive him. 

honor graduate of the Air Force's Spe- 
cial Investigation School at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Second Lt. Richard R. Spore, Jr., is 
a physicist with the biophysics division 
of the Air Force Special Weapons Cen- 
ter at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. His 
Air Force team evaluates and inter- 
prets personnel hazards stemming from 
atomic and thermo-nuclear weapons. 

Born: Mary Ann, daughter of the 
Rev. Warren L. Starrett, on September 
14 in Suamico, Wisconsin, where her 
father is rector of St. Paul's Church. 

The Rev. Robert C. Williams last 
summer became rector of St. John's 
Church, Old Hickory, Tennessee. 

Married: Air Force Lt. Kenneth L. 
Barrett, Jr., PGD, to Maria Estella 
Gonzalez on October 5 in Mission, 

Born: Debora Lynn, daughter of 
Roger P. Gabriel, BTP, on January 7, 
1958, in Bethesda, Maryland. Address: 
4503 Stamford Street, Bethesda. 

Married: Robert Lee Glenn, III, PDT, 
to Nancy Carter Henry of Birmingham, 
Alabama, last summer. She attended 
Hollins College and was graduated from 
the University of Alabama. He is cur- 
rently employed by a shipping com- 
pany in New Orleans. 

Married: Robert Bruce Pierce, SAE, 
to Myra Elizabeth Hughes on Septem- 
ber 6 in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Born: Pamela Frances, daughter of 
Ralph Troy, KS, in October in New 
Orleans, where her father is studying 
at Tulane University. 

Charles A. Born, III, BTP, has been 
appointed a special agent in the Jack- 
sonville, Florida, office of the Pruden- 
tial Insurance Company of America. 

Married: Robert E. Brooke, DTD, to 
Jo Ann Beard of Waynesboro, Virginia, 
in late October. She is a graduate of 

Mary Baldwin College. He is employed 
by the General Electric Company, 

Married: E. David Goding, KA, to 
Judith Eilene Bowden on August 24, 
1958, in Lake City, Florida. 

James D. Littlejohn is teaching sixth 
grade pupils in Odessa, Texas. He and 
his wife Louise have two daughters — 
Kathleen Marie, 2%, and Linda Louise, 
born May 10, 1958. 

Married: Patrick E. McHenry, KS, 
to Heather Marie Herndon of Loudon- 
ville, New York, on August CO, 1958, 
in Boston. She is a graduate of the 
Katharine Gibbs School, Boston, and 
he is now studying at the University of 

Born: Anne Catherine, daughter of 
the Rev. Edward O. Waldron on August 
11, 1958, in Mount Vernon, Indiana, 
where her father is rector of St. John's 


Married: John M. Beall. SAE, to 
Anna Mary Tucker on August 23, 1958, 
in Nacogdoches, Texas. She is a grad- 
uate of the University of Texas, and 
he entered the School of Veterinary 
Medicine at Texas A&M College in 

Married: Robert P. Hare, IV, PDT, 
son of Col. Robert P. Hare, III, '32, 
PDT, to Suzanne Birthright on Septem- 
ber 10 in Washington, D. C. She is a 
graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. 
They are living at Sewanee, where he 
is a senior in the College. 

Married: George Edward Levings, III, 
to Elizabeth Kirkland Craviness on 
July 1, 1958, in Raleigh, North Caro- 
lina. She was recently graduated from 
Duke University. 

Born: Marcia Elizabeth, daughter of 
Richard I. zumBrunnen, on September 
17 in Sewanee, where her father is 
enrolled in the College. 

Married: Benjamin Harrison Shaw- 
han to Diana Claire Brown on Septem- 
ber 5 in Memphis. She attended Chris- 
tian College in Missouri and Memphis 
State University, and he is in his sec- 
ond year at Sewanee's School of The- 


Married: Robert D. Moore, Jr., SAE, 
of Memphis to Nancy Garrison last 
summer. He was at Sewanee with the 
Navy during World War II and is now 
a sophomore in the College. 

A ustin Pollard Dies 

Austin W. Pollard, 86, of Houston, 
Texas, and Sewanee died September 24 
in Houston. He was a great friend of 
the late Cleveland brothers of Hous- 
ton, both Sewanee alumni, and was 
affiliated for many years with their 
wholesale grocery and cotton broker- 
age firm. He built a home at Sewanee 
about 1930 and gave the University the 
right of way through his property to 
Natural Bridge. During World War II 
he taught radio code to aviation 
ti-ainees at Sewanee and was a physics 
laboratory technician. The Associated 
Alumni made him an honorary mem- 
ber in 1950 and he was a member of 
Sewanee's chapter of Alpha Tau Ome- 
ga fraternity. 


The Sewanee News 

Alumni Contributors - 1958 (At Press Time) 

The first percentage figure under class numeral is the percentage that each individual alumnus repre- 
sents among the living members of his class. 

Second percentage figure under the class numeral is the total to date for that class. 

50% is the total needed to win $1,000 matching offer (see page 3). 

(M) indicates Memorial Gift 1903 1911 1919 

•indicates deceased Each Member 2.3% Each Member 1.8% Each Member 2.6% 

(B) indicates Bequest Class '", to Date 11.5 r ; Class r '< to Date 8.9% Class ' ', to Date 13.1% 

prior to 1895 R. E. Cowart, Jr.* (M) Judge B. F. Cameron J. M. Avent 

Each Member 2.5% Dr. W. P. Ezzard W. A. Jonnard* (M) O. B. Chisolm 

Group 'J to Date 12.8% R. L. Lodge The Rt. Rev. F. A. Juhan L. S. Estes 

1885 C. Phinizv* (M) P. O'Donnell* (M) L. B. Howard 

The Rev. A. R. Mitchell* (M^ J. B. Snow-den T. P. Stoney E. M. Pooley 

1887 1904 1912 1920 

J. H P. Hodgson* (B) Each Member 1.5% Each Member 2.6% Each Member 1.6% 

« — . , 1894 ~ Class % to Date l2h ^ c Class % to Date . . 7.9 r I Class <\ to Date 9.77 

Dr. W. Eg.eston* (B) g. W. Ctt (1 * (M) V. S. Gray Dr. J. Chipman, Jr. 

H. T. Soaper Dr. R. E. 1 ey FN Green J- G. Dearborn 

J. H. Spearing* (M) r. D. Dr A H Nolle W. D. Gale, Jr. 

1*95 Dr. W. W. Serrill* (M) , gn Dr. W. C. Greet 

Each Member 43% G. B. Shelby r u iwt u roc- Q- Joyner 

Cla«=s r ; to Date 1«4 r ' t> t » eaf i j Each Member 6.2% 2 * 

^iass < to uaie ib.4 < Dr. J. R. She don /-Wc. <• ♦« rw<> -n oc Dr. D. B. Lvman. Jr. 

Dr R M Knbv Smith ^ & K Wheat & £ Morelock Each Member 1.6% 

^LrBKwi L 19 ° 5 J - E- Puckette Class * to Date 8.4', 

The Rex . C. RK. Weed Each Member 2.8% NHWheless J. C. B. Burch 

Fnrh MpmhJ 77 r Class * to Date 168 ^ Col. G. W. B. Witten Th e Rt. Rev. T. N. Carruthers 

Each Member 7.7% Dr. R. Colmore* (M) The Rev. M. Guerry 

a r «, t0 M Da i e 231% T - K Dabne y r , M , 19H ir The Rev. C. Sattertee 

AG R Blacklock W.N.Gilliam Each Member .4.2% H . B. Whaley 

n n e M t R N ° e The Rev - H - L " Hoovei " £ Tr , ? % 1922 

Dr. O. N. Tonan j M Hllll B. J. Carter, Jr. iy " 

F , M ^1898 Thf R?v 'p. A. Pugh The Rev. W. P. Gerhart Each Member - - - • g 

ctat^^Date- "igS 1906 . u « u ^ , «* ^R G. Da^on, Jr." " ' 

Dr J B Cummins" " Each Member 2.1% Each Member . . 4.0V B.A.Moore 

ftSSsr <M> *- Ls,r •* P» 200 ' ^s„ w „. 

^F»- s svas-s ks; «.—«. « 

mm W. M. Reynolds .-,, r . . ^ . ,, ~ r . 

Each Member ...4.8% 1907 C O Soaikman Class ' t0 Date 117 ^ 

Class % to Date 14 3V Each Member 1.7% U U ' &pa Ikma " The Rev. W. M. Brown 

C Galleher* (M) Class % to Date 27.6% 19 16 L. H. Collins 

C S Partridge B - W - Barnwell Each Member 2.1% j. B . Frierson, Jr. 

H G Seibels Dr. L. P. Brooks Class r , to Date 16.6 r r The Rev. E. B. Guerrv 

1900 J. R. Brown T - Beatty, Jr. R E . Harwell 
Each Member 2.4% J- L. Cobbs. Jr. g. C. Chaffee, Jr. J.F.Hunt 

Class r ; to Date 195% £r. E. P. Coppedge HC Cortes* (M) Dr. H. F. Johnstone 

M R Bacon* (M) The Rev. L. E. Hubard The Rev. G. B. Coykendall J. C. Litton* (M) 

The Rev. S. M. Bird Th e Rev. G. B. Myers gen J. N. Dalton j. A . Milem. Jr. 

J A Bull* (M) G - E. Porter Tne Rev. G. Ossman W. B. Nauts 

B B~ Hogue* (M) Dr - E - Powell Col. J. W. Russey, Jr. e. B. Schwing, Jr. 

L. Memminger The Rev - w - s - Poynor B - R - Sleeper P. L . Sloan, Jr. 

R. Nesbit, Jr* (M) C McD - Puckette* (M) 1917 T. D. Snowden 

D. A. Shepherd J - W - Scarbrough Each Member 2.3% 1924 

Dr. T. B. Yancey* (M) S - M - Shar Pe Class % to Date 13.67c Each Member 1.4', 

1901 H B. Sparkman Dr. W. R. Brewster Class % to Date 9 8 r ; 
Each Member 3 3% G - L - Watkins The Rev. D. B. Leatherbury S. G. Bailev 

Class r 'r to Date 33 V, D " G ' We ttlin F. M. Morris G. Benton, "jr. 

J. C. Avery, Jr.* (M) 1908 J. R. Murphy The Rev. E. M. Claytor 

R. P. Black Each Member 2.8% J. M. Scott Dr. E. B. Freyer* (M) 

P. S. Brooks, Jr.* (M) Class % to Date 11.4% H. C. Woodall The Rev. R. j. Kendall 

Col. H. T. Bull J- B. Greer 1918 T. S. Long 

The Rev. W. S. Claiborne* (M) S. Jemison Each Member 2.1% B. Sturdivant* (M) 

G P. Egleston* (M) J* K. Williams Class % to Date ^^ l925 

The Rev. G. H. Harrison- (M) K - R - Winslow H E clark ^^ Member 1#4% 

Dr. C. D. Lindley 1909 M. Fooshee Class % to Date 5.6 r r 

J. T. Mann* (M) Each Member 2.1% The Rev. W. L. Forsyth P. P. Claytor 

L. M. Williams* (M) Class % to Date 8.5% C. L. Gamsby The Rev. E. Poindexter 

1902 The Hon. C. J. Ellis Col. I. B. Harr J. E. Woodley 

Each Member 4.5^- F. C. Hillyer The Rev. E. B. Harris II. P. Yates 

Class r ; to Date 22.7% K. McD. Lyne W. G. Leftwich 1926 

A. A. Carrier The Rev. N. Middleton N. E. Paton Each Member 1 1 

TheRt. Rev. K.G. Finlay*(M) 1910 J. Y. Perrv Class r c to Date . 7.4% 

The Rev. J. C. Goodman* (M) Each Member 3.3% F. B. Pyle G. H. Barker 

V. S. Tupper* (M) Class % to Date 3.3% N. Trammell G. B. Dempster 

Dr. G. J. Winthrop* (M) B. D. Lebo The Rev. J. R. Walker W. H. Fitch 

November, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 



The first percentage figure under class numeral is the percentage that each individual alumnus repre- 
sents among the living members of his class. 

Second percentage figure under the class numeral is the total to date for that class. 
50% is the total needed to win $1,000 matching offer (see page 3). 

C. A. Harwell 
C. B. Quarles, Jr. 
W. Stansell, Jr. 
W. P. Ware 


Each Member 1.3% 

Class % to Date 9.5% 

Dr. F. H. Bunting 
Q. T. Hardtner, Jr. 
Dr. H. T. Kirby-Smith 
N. Lindgren 
Dr. A. B. Small 
C. E. Thomas 


Each Member 0.9% 

Class % to Date 7.8% 

J. Earnest 

J. K. Freeman, Jr. 

C. J. Johnson 

The Rt. Rev. G. M. Jones 

The Rev. E. Tartt, Jr. 

The Rev. J. C. Turner 

G. W. Wallace 

H. O. Weaver 


Each Member 0.8% 

Class % to Date 18.2% 

A. T. Airth 
R. C. Bean 
C. E. Berry 
R. A. Binford 
M. V. Brooks 
M. C. Brown 
J. C. Bruton, Jr. 
F. G. Burroughs 
S. Burrows, Jr. 

C. C. Chattin 

D. H. Clement 

D. G. Cravens, Jr. 
W. M. Cravens 

W. H. Daggett 
F. R. Freyer 
W. O. Gordon 
L. W. McCalley 

F. C. Nixon 

R. P. Shapard, Jr. 
Dr. C. H. Sory 
M. M. Tolley 
W. C. Twitty 
Col. J. L. Warren 
W. W. Way 


Each Member 1.1% 

Class % to Date 11.0% 

Dr. W. J. Ball 
C. G. Brown, Jr. 
N. K. Burger 

G. H. Edwards 
C. E. Faulk, Jr. 

E. R. Finlay 

F. P. Glen 

M. S. Hitchcock 
W. S. Jordan 
J. S King, Jr. 


Each Member 0.8% 

Class % to Date 5.7% 

K. T. Anderson 
W. M. Ball 

C. R. Kellermann 
Dr. H. C. Robertson, Jr. 
J. J. Sayles 

The Rev. E. C. Simkins 
The Rev. D. W. Yates 

Each Member 0.9% 

Class % to Date 15.0% 

C. G. Biehl 

S. L. Burwell 

The Rev. W. B. Carper, Jr. 

E. B. Crosland 

D. H. Crump 

The Rev. F. V. D. Fortune 

B. W. Glover 
J. L. Mann 

C. S. Page, Jr. 
W. T. Parish, Jr. 
T. L. Peacock 

F. B. Plummer 
W. G. Priest 

J. L. Redding 
Dr. D. Taylor 
J. P. White 
W. T. Wilson 


Each Member 1.1% 

Class % to Date 7.0% 

Dr. C. B. Burns 
J. D. Campbell 
Dr. R. C. Charles 
F. T. Cooke 

E. I. Hatch 

The Rev. H. J. Williams 


Each Member 

. 1.2% 

Class % to Date 

. 8.5% 

E. R. Anderton, Jr. 

J. P. Castleberry 

J. E. Hart, Jr. 

P. B. Huntley 

The Rev. W. W. Lumpkin 

Dr. S. M. Powell 

Dr. J. L. Tison, Jr. 


Each Member 

. 1.2% 

Class % to Date 


F. Chalaron, Jr. 

A. B. Chitty, Jr. 

Dr. R. W. Daniel 

W. H. Drane 

J. S. Eby 

J. A. Johnston 

S. C. King 

C. O. Thompson 

L. F. Thompson 


Each Member 

. 1.3% 

Class % to Date 


H. S. Chamberlain, III 

G. B. Craighill, Jr. 

T. E. Haile 

P. Hebert 

F. H. Kean 

Col. E. Kirby-Smith 

J. C. Lear 

J. F. Pabst 

M. N. Richard 

S. T. Speakes 
The Rev. H. Wintermeyer 

Each Member 1.37c 

Class % to Date 11.0% 

R. W. Boiling 

B. C. Dedman 
W. S. Fleming 

The Rev. J. F. G. Hopper 
The Rev. C. P. Lewis 
The Rt. Rev. H. I. Louttit 
M. S. Turner 

The Rev. H. Wyatt-Brown 

Each Member 1.2% 

Class % to Date 9.3% 

G. G. Bean 

F. M. Gillespie, Jr. 
N. C. Harrison 

The Rev. W. R. Haynsworth 
W. W. Hazzard, Jr. 
J. W. Hill, IH 
T. T. Phillips, Jr. 
R. C. Stoney 

The Rev. C. M. Wyatt-Brown 

Each Member 1.3% 

Class % to Date 6.4% 

H. C. Cortes, Jr. 

The Rev. J. P. DeWolfe 

The Rev. J. L. Duncan 

G. B. Scott 
R. C. Stoney 


Each Member 1.3% 

Class % to Date 9.5% 

J. W. Coleman, Jr. 

W. M. Edwards 

The Rev. A. D. Juhan 

The Rev. R. A. Kirchhoffer, Jr. 

T. D. Stoney 

Capt. P. C. Talley 

Dr R. H. Workman 


Each Member 1.2% 

Class % to Date 9.8% 

Dr. F. J. Ball 

Chap. W. P. Barrett 

N. Haskin 

The Rev. G. C. Merkel 

deR. Myers 

W. H. Steele 

C. F. Wallace 

R. H. Woodrow, Jr. 

Each Member 1.0% 

Class % to Date 12.0% 

H. H. Brister 

The Rev. P. D. Burns 

The Rev. A. G Diffenbaugh, Jr. 

The Rev. T. T. Edwards 

S. E. Elmore, Jr. 

The Rev. L. O. Ison 

L. R. Lawson, Jr. 

C. C. Marks 

Dr. J. S. Marshall 

R. B. Park 

J. B. Ransom, III 

L. O. Stoney 


Each Member 0.8% 

Class % to Date 9.2% 

R. W. Amis 
Dr. H. A. Atkinson 
Capt. W. A. Boardman 
The Rev. A. W. Boyer 
The Rev. D. B. Collins 
L. T. Dark, Jr. 

B. Grimball 

The Rev. H. W. Havens, Jr. 
The Rev. I. Hulbert, Jr. 
R. C. Judd 
T. K. Ware 


Each Member 1.0% 

Class % to Date 9.3% 

H. M. C. Hewson, Jr. 
The Rev. L. B. Hicks 
O. W. Cameron 
W. B. McClelland 
N. W. Platter 
E. K. Sanders 
W. W. Shaver, III 

C. H. Sullivan 

The Rev. D. J. Williams 


Each Member 1.1% 

Class % to Date 3.3% 

J. A. Giesch 

C. H. Russell, Jr. 

Dr. W. A. Sullivan, Jr. 


Each Member 1.5% 

Class % to Date 4.5% 

C. Juhan* (M) 
H. H. Farmer, Jr. 
R. M. Shaeffer 


Each Member 1.1% 

Class % to Date 13.3% 

The Rev. S. F. Bailey 

Dr. A. P. Bridges 

J. G. Cate 

The Rev. K. E. Clarke 

The Rev. W. C. Henderson 

The Rev. M. Mcintosh 

Dr. W. R. Nes 

P. O'Donnell, Jr. 

W. P. Perrin 

R. Pinson, Jr. 

Mrs. M. F. Schneider, Jr. 

Dr. J. F. Waymouth, Jr. 


Each Member 1.4% 

Class % to Date 13.9% 

The Rev. J. P. Carter 

J. D. Conway 

J. McC. Fourmy 

W. D. Hail 

The Rev. W. F. Hays 

Dr. F. N. Mitchell 

B. P. Percy 

T. B. Rice 

The Rev. M. R. Tilson 

A. N. Wartmann 


The Sewanee News 

G O A L T O G O 

The first percentage figure under class numeral is the percentage that each individual alumnus repre- 
sents among the living members of his class. 

Second percentage figure under the class numeral is the total to date for that class. 
509S IS the total needed to win $1,000 matching offer (see page 3). 


Each Member 0.5% 

Class r ; to Date 9.4'; 

G. D. Arnold 

The Rev. H. E. Barrett 

J. W. Caldwell 

Dr. A. McD. G. Crook 

Maj. W. R. Davis 

The Rev. R. L. Evans 

The Rev. R. H. Jackson 

The Rev. J. R. Lodge 

The Rev. J. S. Martin 

B. H. McGee 

C. H. Morgan 
L. S. Pair 

The Rev. F. A. Pope. Jr. 

Dc. S. E. Puckette 

The Rev. G. A. E. Rowley 

B. F. Runvon. Jr. 
Dr. B. E. M. Watson 


Each Member 0.4% 

Class % to Date 7.8% 

Lt. W. A. Babin 

Dr. W. H. Blake, III 

The Rev. A. G. DifFenbaugh 

The Rev. E. H. Eckel 

P. F. Enwright 

C. P. Garrison 
G. H. Hamler 
Capt H. C. Hutson 
W. T. Jervis, Jr. 

T. A. Lear 

The Rev. J. H. Lembcke, Jr. 

Dr. J. H. Marchand. Jr. 

C. H. McNutt 

S. L. Simons 

F. H. Smith, III 
Dr. G. F. Smith 
The Rev. J. S. Light 
The Rev. J. C. Worrell 


Each Member 0.5% 

Class r r to Date 6.1% 

E. R. Ball 

The Rev. A. L. Bartlett, Jr. 
The Rev. G. P. M. Belshaw 
J. G. Bratton 

G. B. Elliott 

The Rev. A. Fraser 

The Rev. H. D. Hawthorne 

The Rev. D. H. Irving 

The Rev. A. E. JofTrion 

T. K. Lamb 

The Rev. C. A. Loop 

The Rev. T. H. Partrick 

P. H. Smith 


Each Member 0.6 r 'r 

Clas r 'r to Date 11.3% 

The Rev. J. W. Anderson 
The Rev. G. Y. Ballentine, Jr. 
The Rev. A. P. Bell 
S. N. Boldrick, Jr. 

J. H Bratton, Jr. 

H. C. Brown 

W. K. Bruce 

The Rev. C. E. Frederick 

R. W. Gillett 

The Rev. C. E. Guthrie 

E. W. Heath 

The Rev. L. Hodgkins 

The Rev. W. R. Insko 

J. L. C. McFaddin, Jr. 

The Rev. D. G. Mitchell, Jr. 

The Rev. W. B. Patterson, Jr. 

Lt. W. E. Pilcher 

M. Poe 

W. M. Price 


Each Member 0.5% 

Class r ^ to Date 5.3% 

F. C. Ford, Jr. 

Dr. E. P. Helvenston 

R. H. Hogan 

K. H. Kerr 

D. C. Nash 

The Rev. P. C. Robinson 

The Rev. G. H. Schroeter 

Dr. J. P. Wahle, Jr. 

H. W. Whitman, Jr. 

B. Wyatt-Brown 


Each Member 0.4% 

Class <"< to Date 4.3% 

The Rev. S. W. Ackerman 
The Rev. E. G. Bierhaus, Jr. 
B. E. Crowley 

B. G. Baker 

The Rev. C. Keller. Jr. 
The Rev. R. B. Kemp 

C. M. Lindsay 
L. S. Snelling 

The Rev. M. H. Voth 
T. M. Whitener. Jr. 
The Rev. J. B. Winn 


Each Member 0.5% 

Class % to Date 11.0% 

Lt. J. D. Anthonv, Jr. 

J. W. Boult 

The Rev. E. W. Conklin 

H. T. DTLlemberte 

W. W. Deadman, Jr. 

R. B. Foster, Jr. 

R. P. Glaze 

R. W. Jordan 

W. C. Kalmbach, Jr. 

J. P. Lamb 

R. Little, Jr. 

The Rev. R. H. Mattei 

J. W. Muir 

G. S. Plattenburg 
G. M. Pope 

The Rev. S. D. Rudder 
The Rev. J. T. Russell 
L. B. Sayre 

C. B. Teskey 
Dr. G. Weaver 
A. J. Worrell 


Each Member 0.47c 

Class % to Date 7.3% 

The Rev. H. L. Babbit 

Lt. R. C. Beckett 

W. R. Boling 

G. H. Cave, Jr. 

The Rev. J. M. Coleman 

Lt. J. E. M. Ellis 

The Rev. J. M. Gilmore 

The Rev. B. J. Hellman 

The Rev. M. W. Linley 

P. F. McCaleb 

T. R. McKay 

C. H. Middleton, Jr. 
The Rev. W. L. Smith 
The Rev. W. L. Starrett, Jr. 
Th 2 Rev. J. E. Taylor 

A. Tranakos 
H. P. Wellford 
The Rev. R. H. Wright 
The Rev. J. W. Yoder 

Each Member 0.5% 

Cass r '< to Date 101% 

The Rev. W. S. Bennett, II 
The Rev. G. S. Bunn, III 
H. W. Cater, Jr. 
E. M. Compton, Jr. 

D. Crim 

The Rev. C. C. Demere 
H. T. Edwards, Jr. 
C. R. Hamilton 
L. Heppes 
The Rev. C. S. May 
J. T. Morrow 
The Rev. A. F. Moulton 
T. H. Peebles, III 
The Rev. W. B. Peterson 
R. D. Ricks 
W. T. Stallings, III 
The Rev. J. H. Taylor, Jr. 
The Rev. L. E. Tonsmeire 
R. T. Troy 

The Rev. T. M. Wade, III 
N. S. Walsh 

The Rev. F. X. Walter, III 

Each Member 0.6% 

Class r ; to Date 40.2^ 

H. W. Allen 

The Rev. J. C. Ball, Jr. 

O. G. Beall, Jr. 

The Rev. M. M. Benitez 

E. J. Berkeley, Jr. 
T. M. Black 

C. A. Born, Jr. 

The Rev. L. Bosch 

The Rev. M. H. Breyfogle 

A. B. Carmichael, Jr. 

C. P. Craig 

R. W. Creveling 

J. Crowe 

R. L. Donald. Jr. 

The Rev. R. F. Doritv 

S. K. Ebbs 

J. M. Evans 

K. Finlay, Jr. 

T. B. Flynn 

D. Fort, Jr. 

B. Green 
R. H. Harb 

The Rev. J. M. Haynes 
The Rev. T. A. Heers 
R. C. Hooker 

C. H. Horsfield 
R. E. Hunt 

R. C. Jenness 

The Rev. J. L. Johnson 

W. R. Johnston 

A. W. Jones 

R. K. Keck 

L. D. Kimbrough 

A. D. Knight 

H. W. Lancaster, Jr. 

The Rev. R. M. G. Libby 

R. S. Likon 

J. S. Lord 

O. W. Lyle, Jr. 

C. L. Marks 

J. McCaa, Jr. 

P. E. McHenry 

The Rev. M. P. Ollic 

A. C. Mitchell 

J. R. Moore 

W. M. Mount 

E. W. Naylor 

L. T. Parker, Jr. 
The Rev. L. G. Parks 
J. H. Porter 
The Rev. J. F. Reed 
R. C. Rice, Jr. 

F. E. Sales 
F. T. Saussy 
W. N. Shaw 

H. F. Sherrod, Jr. 

The Rev. H. W. Shipps 

A. H. Smith 

C. M. Smith 

J. E. Smith 

J. S. Sparks 

H. R. Steeves, IH 

H. K. Timberlake, Jr. 

The Rev. G. W. Todd, III 

The Rev. E. O. Waldron 

C. T. Warren, III 

The Rev. C. M. Watson 

E. H. West, Jr. 

The Rev. B. S. Williams, Jr. 

J. R. Wright 

Z. H. Zuber 


R. I. zumBrunnen 
W. R. Frisbie, Jr. 
C. S. Scarritt 
W. P. Young 
R. K. Doughty 

Gifts to apply on matching offer must be postmarked by December 31, 1958 

November, Nineteen Fifty-Eight 


From the Mountain for Christmas 


Ladies' Head Scarves with Uni- 
versity Seal $3.50 

Wool Scarves; purple and white . . 4.75 

Bracelet with University Seal, ster- 
ling silver 5.75 

Bracelet with SMA seal 5.75 

Sterling Coffee Spoon with Seal _ . 4.75 

Sterling Teaspoon with Seal 6.65 



Sewanee T-shirts, sizes 2 to 10 $1.25 

Sewanee T-shirts, sizes 10 to 14 . . 1.50 

Sewanee Cardigans (4-14) 3.30 

Sewanee Felt Banners with tiger 
head 1.75 

Sewanee Felt Banners with Seal 1.75 

SMA Felt Banners with tiger head 1.75 

SMA Felt Banners with Seal 1.75 

Sewanee Dogs, purple and white, 
with "Sewanee" 2.75 

Sewanee Dogs, purple and white, 
with "SMA" 2.75 

Tigers, stuffed _ _ 5.25 

Tigers, stuffed, Varsity size 9.25 

Piggy Bank with Seal 1.50 

Sterling Baby Spoon with Seal . . 4.95 


Sewanee Sweat Shirt, gray, adult 
sizes Small, Medium, Large $3.25 

Key Ring and Chain with Univer- 
sity Seal, sterling silver 5.75 

Key Ring and Chain with SMA 
Seal, sterling silver 5.75 

Tie Clip with University Seal, ster- 
ling silver 3.50 

Cuff Links with University Seal, 
sterling silver 4.50 

Sewanee Belt and Buckle, tiger 
head (give size), bronze 3.80 

University Seal in color on Walnut 
Shield 4.90 

SMA Seal in color on Walnut 
Shield 4.90 

Fraternity Decals .15 

Sewanee Windshield Decals 15 

China Ash Tray with University 
Coat of Arms 85 


All Saints' Chapel bronze 
Medallions $2.00 

Christmas cards, All Saints' Chapel 
dozen 1.00 

Ceramic Tiles, Breslin Tower and 
Walsh 1.50 

White Crew Caps with "S" 1.75 

Week-end Bags, purple and white 
with "Sewanee" 4.50 

Giant Color Post Cards, three 
views, dozen 1.00 

Sewanee Photo Albums 2.50 

LP Records — Jazz at Sewanee, 
Tupper Saussy Ensemble 4.00 

LP Records — University Choir 4.90 

Sewanee Cook Book 3.25 



(All to same address) 
1 plate $ 3.00 $ .50 

4 plates 10.00 1.00 

6 plates 16.00 1.50 

8 plates 20.00 2.00 

12 plates 28.00 2.50 

Send orders to Mrs. Sollace M. Free- 
man. Make checks payable to "Cen- 
tennial Plates." 


Order by mail from The University Supply Store — Postpaid 

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